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Scientists develop micofluidic chip to make cell therapy safer

February 12, 2024

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology have developed a plastic microfluidic chip to improve the safety and effectiveness of cell therapy treatments for patients living with spinal cord injuries. In […]


Gene editing biotech Metagenomi pulls off nearly $94M IPO

February 8, 2024

CRISPR gene editing captured headlines in recent months with the landmark approval of Casgevy, the first medicine made from the Nobel Prize-winning technology. But that milestone was only part of a larger story, of which an emerging generation of drugmakers […]


Regeneron Forms R&D Cell Therapy Unit from 2seventy bio Platform Acquisition

February 1, 2024

On Jan. 30, 2024, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Regeneron) announced the formation of a new R&D unit, Regeneron Cell Medicines, founded on an agreement with 2seventy bio, a US-based immuno-oncology cell therapy company. Under the agreement, Regeneron acquires full development and commercialization […]


News

FDA starts review of Argenx drug in rare disease CIDP

February 20, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

If approved, Vyvgart Hytrulo (efgartigimod alfa) will be the first drug in the FcRn blocker class to treat CIDP, a rare autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system that causes fatigue, muscle weakness, and loss of feeling that can lead […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Gene-editing firm Prime Medicine files $140m public offer

February 15, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company is offering 19.2 million shares at $6.25 each and has scaled up its earlier expectations for the proceeds from $125 million. Prime Medicine is working on a pipeline of 18 programmes aimed at correcting pathogenic mutations […]


FDA, Regulations

Ipsen drug approved by FDA for early pancreatic cancer

February 14, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most difficult tumors to treat, with few good options after cancerous cells have spread more widely. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with the adenocarcinoma form each year, according to Ipsen, often after metastases. […]


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LianBio to shut down, return cash to investors

February 14, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

LianBio had a busy end to 2023. In October, the biotech sold its marketing rights to the heart medicine mavacamten in Asian countries to Bristol Myers Squibb for $350 million. Not long after, the company received an unsolicited bid from […]


Biotech, Industry

Alys launches with $100M and a pipeline of skin disease drugs

February 12, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Six biotechnology startups are merging into a new skin drug developer called Alys Pharmaceuticals, which launched on Monday with $100 million from European life sciences investment firm Medicxi. Alys was formed out of the merger of a group of biotechs […]