Vertex Pharmaceuticals will acquire ViaCyte, a privately held biotech focused on delivering novel stem cell-derived cell replacement therapies as a functional cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), for $320m.
The European Commission (EC) has approved Kite’s CAR T-cell therapy, Yescarta, (axicabtagene ciloleucel) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) after three or more lines of systemic therapy.
The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) and the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) have announced a collaboration to accelerate clinical development of adeno-associated virus (AAV) based gene therapies for dementia.
The BIO International Convention in San Diego this week heard the US-based Center for Breakthrough Medicines (CBM) is to speed up plans to build what it calls the largest cell therapy manufacturing operation worldwide.
Umoja Biopharma and TreeFrog Therapeutics have formed an alliance to address challenges facing ex vivo allogeneic therapies in immuno-oncology, including issues scaling up production to reach all patients.
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.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted commercial licensure approval for Novartis’ Durham, N.C. site, a multi-product gene therapy manufacturing facility, which will start producing Zolgensma immediately.
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...
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.
While skills shortages present one of the main challenges to the biopharma industry, North Carolina believes its investments in the life science ecosystem have given it a ‘multiple decade jumpstart’ in building a successful biopharma hub for both manufacturing...
The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) has today published the ‘National Cell and Gene Therapy Vision for the UK’, a document outlining recommendations for a national strategy for the adoption of cell and gene therapies.
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.
A study that reveals new understanding of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell functionality is said to underscore the critical role that cell avidity or binding plays in uncovering and optimizing CAR T cells.
A California based biotech has tripled its capacity to manufacture GMP grade induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) space through the expansion of its contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) facility.