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Manufacturing, Research and Development

Stanford spinout forms drug delivery joint venture with Chinese biotech

January 18, 2022

Via: FiercePharma

Stanford University spinout N1 Life has formed a joint venture to further its drug delivery ambitions. The startup is teaming up with Accuredit Therapeutics to create a joint venture, Napoltec, focused on novel drug delivery systems and the progression of […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

Ori Biotech reaps $100M in series B round to help launch innovative cell manufacturing tech

January 18, 2022

Via: FiercePharma

Ori Biotech, which is on the cusp of launching an innovative process for manufacturing cell and gene therapies (CGTs), tallied more than $100 million in its latest funding round. The company will use the money to add key personnel in […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

Samsung Biologics to Construct New Manufacturing Facility for Next-Gen Vaccines and CGT

January 18, 2022

Via: Biopharm International

Samsung Biologics announced on Jan. 12, 2022 that it plans to start building a new facility (designated Plant 5) at Songdo in Incheon, South Korea, this year. The facility will offer manufacturing for multi-modal products, including cell and gene therapies […]


Biotech, Industry, Manufacturing, Research and Development

Industry Warming to 24/7 Production

December 28, 2021

Via: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Anton Middelberg, PhD, deputy vice-chancellor and vice-president of research at the University of Adelaide in Australia, believes industry reluctance to go continuous reflects the traditional focus on batch-mode production and, in some areas, the technical challenges. “The complexity in continuous […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

Continuous Operations in Microbial Biomanufacturing

December 21, 2021

Via: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Continuous processing, for decades an essential characteristic of advanced large-scale manufacturing, has been adopted slowly for mammalian cell-based processes, and even more haltingly for microbial fermentations. In a recent paper in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, lead author Christoph Herwig, […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

New Compounds Block Antimicrobial Resistance to Last Resort Antibiotics

December 14, 2021

Via: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Scientists have discovered a new potential treatment that could reverse antibiotic resistance in different Gram-negative bacteria that cause conditions including urinary tract infections, sepsis, or pneumonia. The collaborative research, headed by a team at the Ineos Oxford Institute (IOI) for […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

Bayer teams with Syntegon to access new continuous manufacturing platform

November 18, 2021

Via: FiercePharma

Bayer inked a deal with Syntegon Technology for access to a novel continuous manufacturing process for oral solid dosage forms. The process uses fluid bed granulation, which yields granules with improved properties, Syntegon said. The company acquired Bosch Packaging Technology […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

US readies billions to boost COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity: NYT

November 17, 2021

Via: FiercePharma

The COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing push is far from over. Just ask the Biden administration, which is reportedly looking to spend billions to churn out as many shot doses as possible next year. The White House is ready to shell out […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

BioNTech to start building mRNA vaccine manufacturing plant in Africa in mid-2022

October 26, 2021

Via: FiercePharma

BioNTech will construct a facility to make its mRNA vaccines in Africa in mid-2022 to scale up production of its COVID-19 jab for a continent that has been largely left behind in the global rollout of vaccines. Planning for the […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

Catalent antes up $230M to expand Maryland viral vector manufacturing operation

October 26, 2021

Via: FiercePharma

Catalent will shell out $230 million to expand the viral vector manufacturing operation at its Harmans, Maryland, gene therapy campus. The latest project by the New Jersey-based CDMO will add three more commercial-scale viral vector suites as well as expanded […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

Novartis inks deal to manufacture Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in Slovenia

October 21, 2021

Via: FiercePharma

Novartis inked an agreement that could see production of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine move from its facility in Switzerland to its fill-finish plant in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Under the initial agreement, Novartis would get bulk mRNA active ingredients from BioNTech, fill […]


Manufacturing, Research and Development

Moderna to pour $500M into Africa to meet future mRNA vaccine manufacturing demand

October 7, 2021

Via: FiercePharma

Moderna is eyeing sites in Africa where it plans to build a $500 million mRNA manufacturing facility that will be able to produce hundreds of millions of vaccine doses a year in anticipation of future vaccine demand in the wake […]