Cell & Gene Therapies

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Matica Bio opens new Texas cell and gene therapy facility

By Rachel Arthur

CDMO Matica Bio has opened a new 45,000-square-foot facility dedicated to the production of viral vectors and cell-based products used in cell and gene therapies, vaccines, oncolytic therapies and other genetic medicines.

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Ocugen starts clinical trials for retinal gene therapy candidate

By Rachel Arthur

The first patient has been dosed in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial of OCU400, a modifier gene therapy candidate for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) resulting from mutations in the nuclear receptor subfamily 2 group E member 3 (NR2E3) and Rhodopsin...

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Milestone approval for Kite CAR-T cell therapy

By Jane Byrne

The US FDA has approved Yescarta, Kite's CAR-T cell therapy, for initial treatment in adults with large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) that is refractory to one prior therapy or that relapses within 12 months of first-line chemoimmunotherapy.

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Fujifilm to acquire Shenandoah Biotechnology

By Jane Byrne

Fujifilm Irvine Scientific, Inc, has announced the acquisition of Shenandoah Biotechnology, a company supplying recombinant proteins to the drug discovery, life science research, and cell and gene therapy markets.

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Novartis inks contract manufacturing deal with Carisma

By Jane Byrne

Novartis continues down the third-party manufacturing route, as it secures an agreement with Carisma Therapeutics, a firm developing a cell therapy platform focused on engineered macrophage-based therapeutics.

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AskBio and Touchlight restructure JV targeting AAV market

By Jane Byrne

AskBio, a gene therapy company owned and operated as a subsidiary of Bayer AG, and Touchlight, a biotech focused on enzymatic DNA production, have announced a revised structure to their former joint venture, Touchlight AAV.