MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the first patent covering the Company's latest antibody platform Ylanthia, which became commercially available for existing and new partners in 2012.
In a paper published by Cell Host and Microbe on Feb. 13, a research team led by Blossom Damania, PhD, of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, found that suppressing the TLK enzyme causes the activation of the lytic cycle of both EBV and KSHV. During this active phase, these viruses begin to spread and replicate, and become vulnerable to anti-viral treatments.
In 2014, Prolong Pharmaceuticals followed through with a decision to build a facility for the scale-up of their lead product, SANGUINATE. As part of this decision, the new facility would not utilize Prolong’s traditional manufacturing process and would instead switch to one that uses single-use technology (SUT) almost exclusively. Chuck Hart, Prolong’s director of manufacturing, recently sat down with me to discuss some areas he feels are sometimes overlooked when switching from traditional stainless steel to SUT.
In the days following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, methane-eating bacteria bloomed in the Gulf of Mexico, feasting on the methane that gushed, along with oil, from the damaged well. The sudden influx of microbes was a scientific curiosity: Prior to the oil spill, scientists had observed relatively few signs of methane-eating microbes in the area. By Jennifer Chu, MIT
This white paper from BIO-G looks at how to create flexible, agile manufacturing facilities to respond to the current glut of biomanufacturing capacity and industry consolidation. Future proofing these facilities for higher titers and multiple product lines is also explored.
Utilizing a systems approach to drug discovery has generated a multitude of high affinity compounds for various classes of molecular targets with different degrees of disease state validation.
This application note describes the performance of a single-use Xcellerex XDR-50 bioreactor system when used in cultivations of E. coli and of modified Pseudomonas fluorecsens (P. fluorescens) producing a monoclonal antibody (MAb). Both the achieved microbe densities and product yield were shown to be consistent with the performance of conventional stainless steel systems.
By William Whitford, Strategic Solutions Leader, BioProcess, GE Healthcare Life Sciences
The industry is abuzz with talk about continuous biomanufacturing (CB), and its virtues have been well described. Here we will look at some of the barriers or concerns perceived to limit its value to the industry. Justified or not, quite a few concerns have been expressed regarding the implementation of this new, rather disruptive technology.
The Hamilton PRP-C18 is a new column designed to provide high efficiency reversed phase separations over an extended column life in nearly any mobile phase or pH.
Due to several findings, G9a and BET bromodomain proteins have become the target for numberous drug discovery projects. In this study, we describe a novel, cell-based assay platform that uses the robust, yet simple Enzyme Fragment Complementation (EFC) Technology.
America's biopharmaceutical companies are using biological processes to develop 907 medicines and vaccines targeting more than 100 diseases, according to a new report released today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
Research peptides are used around the world for a number of reason but most notably to test the effects of growth hormone related hormones and growth hormone related peptides and their effects.
Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB: GNBT) today provided an overview on the early breast cancer competitive status of the lead cancer immunotherapy product, AE37, under development at its wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com).
DSM Pharmaceutical Products, the custom manufacturing and technology business of Royal DSM (NYSE, Euronext: DSM KON), announced today that it has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with Amgen Inc. for access to DSM's proprietary XD® high cell density process patents.
BioInvent International AB recently announced that Svein Mathisen has resigned from his positions as chief executive officer of the Company and as member of the Board of Directors.
Glen Allen, VA /PRNewswire/ - Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) announced today the preliminary results of the Company's ASAP (Anatabloc Supplementation Autoimmune Prevention) Human Thyroid Study that analyzes the impact of anatabine dietary supplementation on thyroid health.
Gradalis, Inc. today announced that is has closed a $24 million Series B round of financing. Gradalis will use the funding to advance its autologous vaccine platform, FANG™, through late-stage clinical trials and expand manufacturing capabilities to accommodate commercial launch of FANG.
ArmaGen Technologies, Inc., a leader in the delivery of biotherapeutics targeting the central nervous system (CNS), today announced James Callaway , Ph.D. as Chief Executive Office and member of the Board of Directors.