M Ventures, the strategic, corporate venture capital arm of Merck KGgA, continues to fund iOmx Therapeutics AG, a company developing cancer therapeutics based on next generation immune checkpoint targets.
Sweden’s Biotage says its expanded facility in the UK will allow it to triple its production capacity for equipment crucial in the supply chain for the production of mRNA vaccines, and thus eliminating a bottleneck for COVID-19 vaccines.
Attaching PEG-chains to biological molecules can increase bioavailability and speed up development of protein-based therapies and biosimilars, says EMD Millipore which has inked a deal with PEGylation firm celares.
With in-house production and manufacturing capacity, as well as a deal with Merck Serono, India-based generics giant Dr. Reddy’s is looking to bring as many as four biosimilars to the EU market by 2019.
Millipore has expanded its microbial detection offering with Milliflex Quantum which, it says, enables manufacturers to respond to contamination issues earlier in the drug and vaccine production process.
Merck KGaA drops plans to build a €300m biomanufacturing plant in
Jena, Germany, on the grounds that late-stage product failures have
left plenty of free capacity in the contract sector. The company's
move suggests that the often-repeated...