MIP Discovery, a developer of non-biological affinity reagents designed to accelerate the production of cell and gene therapies, has closed a £7 million Series A financing round, led by Mercia Ventures.
Novo Nordisk recently acquired three manufacturing facilities from contract development and manufacturing organization Catalent, in a bold move that has sparked a great deal of debate and some backlash.
Stella Vnook, a seasoned veteran in the pharmaceutical industry with extensive experience in senior leadership roles at Catalent, Merck, and Diverse Biotech, has been a prominent figure in the field, particularly in oncology, for over 25 years.
In late 2023, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics made history by gaining the first FDA approval for a CRISPR-based drug, exagamglogene autotemcel (Casgevy) for the treatment of sickle cell disease with vaso-occlusive crisis.
Cartherics, a biotechnology company developing immune cell therapies for the treatment of cancer, has completed a pre-investigational new drug (pre-IND) meeting with the FDA for a phase 1/2 clinical trial of its cell therapy product, CTH-401 for the treatment...
Upon hearing the phrase ‘cancer treatment’, the first word that can typically spring to mind is chemotherapy – a primary therapy which uses powerful chemicals to destroy rapidly growing cancer cells in the body.
We sat down with Xiaojun Liu, director of AAV process development at ReciBioPharm, to discuss the growing need for carefully designed platforms to deliver safe and cost-effective AAV therapies to patients at pace.
The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult), an independent organization specialising in the advancement of cell and gene therapies, has revealed that the UK has remained an attractive destination for commercial trials, with this type of clinical...
TrakCel, a provider of cellular orchestration systems to the cell and gene therapy (CGT) industry, has launched its own consultancy services to share its process development knowledge with the broader community of CGT developers.
We caught up with Kevin Knopp, CEO and co-founder of 908 Devices, to discuss the main obstacles in cell and gene therapy manufacturing and how the company's recent partnership with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is tackling these challenges.
Healthcare industry professionals scored cell and gene therapy (CGT) as the industry trend to have the greatest impact on the pharmaceutical industry in 2024, in a recent survey launched by data and analytics firm GlobalData.
A £30 million ($38 million) study into liver cirrhosis, the most extensive ever conducted worldwide has been announced by Newcastle University and University of Edinburgh, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim.
BioPharma Reporter and Outsourcing Pharma presents its latest round-up of the movers, shakers and key announcements in the pharma industry. From Stand Up To Cancer, Astraveus and KBI Biopharma, we break down the key changes.
Biosenic, a company specializing in serious autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and cell therapy, has secured funding from Singapore-based TrialCap, in a bid to accelerate its phase 3 clinical development.
Cynthia Pussinen knew she wanted to work in STEM fields by the time she was a teenager, she received a full scholarship to study nuclear engineering but after two years changed to chemistry for her major.
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Supply Group is to be the first tenant in Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ $2 billion cell culture manufacturing facility, which is planned to open in Holly Springs, North Carolina, in 2025.
The big pharma company Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) committed up to $180 million for a phase 1-ready antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) for the treatment of blood cancer from the U.S.-South Korean biotech company Orum Therapeutics.
As it extends its cash runway, the cell therapy developer Atara Biotherapeutics has expanded a partnership with Pierre Fabre Laboratories to commercialize the off-the-shelf T-cell therapy tabelecleucel (tab-cel) for a rare form of blood cancer.
Sarepta Therapeutics has hit a setback as its approved gene therapy Elevidys missed the primary goal of a phase 3 trial in children aged 4 through 7 years with the inherited disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
The London and New York-based gene therapy player MeiraGTx Holdings has received a $30 million investment from Sanofi in addition to potential strategic deals with the big pharma company down the road.
Triumvira Immunologics, a Texas-based clinical-stage company developing T cell therapeutics to treat patients with solid tumors, has announced that the first patient has been dosed in its phase 2 trial to treat gastric cancer.
Avid Bioservices, a biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has completed construction of several CGMP manufacturing suites within its new and gene therapy (CGT) development and CGMP manufacturing facility.
SpliceBio, a genetic medicines company harnessing protein splicing to develop the next generation of gene therapies, has partnered with Spark Therapeutics to develop a gene therapy for an inherited retinal disease.
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, a medical tech company, and BioCentriq, a cell therapy contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), are working together to demonstrate the capabilities of Terumo’s automated cell and gene therapy platforms...
Children’s Mercy Kansas City, an independent pediatric health organization, has become the first health care system to replace old genetic tests, such as rapid exome and chromosomal microarray analysis, with the world’s most-advanced genomic sequencing...
Congenica, a digital health company providing software and solutions for the analysis and interpretation of genomic data at scale, has announced a two-year extension to its contract for the Hong Kong Genome Project (HKGP), the first large-scale genome...
At Advanced Therapies Europe 2023, BioPharma Reporter caught up with ScaleReady's Jenny Stjernberg to discuss her work at the biotech company, her journey from academia to commercial and female representation in the cell and gene therapies industry....
The UK startup Broken String Biosciences has raised a $15 million Series A round to fund the development of a DNA sequencing platform that maps off-target DNA breaks resulting from genome editing technology.
The contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies has completed a UK manufacturing facility for the production of advanced therapies including viral gene therapies, oncolytic viruses and viral vaccines for...
Synthego, a leading provider of industrialized genome editing solutions, and bit.bio, the company coding human cells for novel cures, have expanded their partnership to build a platform centered on the implementation of synthetic circuitry in cells for...