Many turn to Boston and North Carolina’s Research Triangle to set up life science companies, but Chicago is now also fast becoming a draw in this respect. The city is emerging as a life science and biopharma hub and seems poised for even further growth,...
Charles River says the combination of Distributed Bio’s platform, which the CRO recently acquired, with its own downstream characterization capabilities, enables identification of the best lead candidate in CAR T cell therapies – balancing efficacy and...
US contract research organization, PPD Inc, is expanding its Athlone, Ireland, GMP laboratory, significantly increasing the size of its current facility and adding cell and gene therapy (CGT) testing to the operation’s portfolio of services.
Ontario-based, Nicoya Lifesciences, is in the process of completing a prototype of a low-cost, single-use device that tests for active SARS-CoV-2 infection, variants and, eventually, other viruses. The novel test is called Atlas.
Takara Bio Europe has announced a licensing agreement with Denmark’s PanCryos, a pre-clinical stage biotech company, for its clinical-grade human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines, starting material for cell therapy development.
Contract development and manufacturing organization, Catalent, has invested in the capabilities at its clinical supply services facility in Philadelphia, in the US, to further support biotech firms developing cell and gene therapies.
US biopharma firm, TG Therapeutics, has announced an expanded contract manufacturing deal with Samsung Biologics to support the production of its investigational anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, ublituximab.
Roche witnessed a slight decrease in Q1 2021 pharmaceutical sales – a drop of 9% compared to the first three months of 2020 - as it faced continued biosimilars competition; the COVID-19 pandemic also played a role.