Cell & Gene Therapies

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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.

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Ncardia secures $60m to expand iPSC platform

By Jane Byrne

Ncardia, a human-induced pluripotent stem cell-based (iPSC) technology company, has secured more than US$60m in capital through a strategic partnership with Kiniciti, a US based investor with a focus on the global cell and gene therapy ecosystem.

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Sphere Fluidics closes $40m funding round

By Jane Byrne

Sphere Fluidics, a UK company that has developed and is commercializing single cell analysis systems underpinned by its picodroplet technology, has just closed a US$40m investment round.

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