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 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.
Eli Lilly and Company plans to expand its manufacturing footprint in Indiana by investing $2.1bn in two new manufacturing sites at Indiana's LEAP Lebanon Innovation and Research District in Boone County.
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.
List Bio, together with List Labs, is set to build a new US$125m plant in Indiana, offering end-to-end manufacturing for early-stage development through to commercial production of new microbiome therapeutics.
US company Catalent is acquiring the UK’s Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre in Harwell: a facility which had been planned to support COVID-19 and wider vaccine production and which is still under construction.
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 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...
CytoImmune Therapeutics, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a novel class of engineered natural killer (NK) cell-based cancer therapies, has announced the opening of its clinical cell manufacturing facility in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.
Moderna has finalized a strategic partnership with the Australian government to build an mRNA manufacturing facility in Melbourne: which is expected to produce up to 100 million mRNA respiratory vaccine doses annually.
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.
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.
Flow Eighteen38, a protein sciences division created to facilitate and accelerate antibody characterization and protein purification projects, has announced a €5m ($5.58m) investment into its protein production and biophysical characterization capabilities...
Charles River recently announced the expansion of its plasmid DNA and viral vector development and manufacturing capabilities in Europe; it says the move is to support the growing need of customers and to safeguard future supply.
A global biomanufacturing training hub will be established in Korea to serve low- and middle-income countries wishing to produce biologicals such as vaccines, insulin, monoclonal antibodies and cancer treatments.
Last week saw the WHO announce the first six countries that will receive the technology needed to produce mRNA vaccines on the African continent, as part of the global mRNA technology transfer hub project.
CDMO Piramal Pharma Solutions will expand capabilities of its Antibody-Drug Conjugate (ADC) facility in Grangemouth, Scotland; and invest in new Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) infrastructure at its Morpeth, England facility.
Polyplus, a provider of transfection reagents, has acquired e-Zyvec, a France-based provider of DNA design and production services for tailor-made DNA vectors to expand expertise in plasmid DNA vector engineering.