Cell & Gene Therapies

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Positive pre-IND meeting with FDA for new ovarian cancer cell therapy

By Isabel Cameron

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...

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Hired and retired: New appointments in the pharma industry

By Isabel Cameron

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.

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Atara licenses T cell therapy to Pierre Fabre for up to $640 million

By Jonathan Smith

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.

Sanofi invests $30m in MeiraGTx’s gene therapy pipeline

Sanofi invests $30m in MeiraGTx’s gene therapy pipeline

By Jonathan Smith

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.

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Terumo BCT and BioCentriq to generate public CAR-T cell data

By Isabel Cameron

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...

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Congenica extends contract with Hong Kong Genome Project

By Isabel Cameron

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...

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Fujifilm Diosynth builds advanced therapy manufacturing facility in UK

By Jonathan Smith

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...

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