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Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry, Manufacturing, Research and Development

Addressing Performance, Scalability, and Regulatory Challenges to Accelerate Cell Therapy Manufacturing

May 16, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

To date, the FDA has approved 36 cell and gene therapy products. In the past decade, new cell therapy modalities such as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) immunotherapies have emerged as promising treatments especially for many types of cancers. There […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Astellas adds to ‘off-the-shelf’ cell therapy capabilities with Poseida deal

May 1, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Astellas Pharma is betting again on cell therapy, announcing Wednesday a deal with Poseida Therapeutics to develop donor-derived treatments for cancer. Through the partnership, the companies aim to create two allogeneic, or “off-the-shelf,” cell therapies for solid tumors. Astellas will […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, FDA, Industry, Regulations

FDA rejects Abeona cell therapy, asks for more manufacturing data

April 23, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

The Food and Drug Administration has rejected an experimental cell therapy for a rare skin condition, asking its developer, Abeona Therapeutics, to provide more information about how the treatment is made. Abeona on Monday said the FDA issued a so-called […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Bristol Myers taps startup to boost cell therapy production

April 22, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

CAR-T therapies are personalized treatments made from patients’ own immune cells. Their production is precisely choreographed, as frozen cells are brought to manufacturing hubs where they are engineered and expanded into a cancer-seeking drug product. It’s laborious, time-consuming and costly. […]


Biotech, Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Century buys a startup, raises funding in cell therapy expansion

April 11, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Drugmakers are moving quickly to study whether cell therapy, already a proven treatment for certain blood cancers, can tamp down autoimmune conditions, too. Lupus, a chronic disease that can cause inflammation and pain across the body, is one of the […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Ginkgo, in search of more cell therapy tools, buys another startup

April 2, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Ginkgo Bioworks is expanding its ability to help other companies make cell and gene therapies, this time by acquiring a startup with tools to improve cell-based treatments. Ginkgo on Tuesday announced it has bought Modulus Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biotechnology startup. […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Cure Ventures backs a cell therapy startup targeting Parkinson’s

February 29, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Kenai Therapeutics, a San Diego-based biotechnology company, has raised $82 million to support its work developing cell therapies for nervous system disorders. Cure Ventures, a new venture capital firm founded by three longtime biotech investors, co-led the Series A round […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Bayer receives U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for BAY 2927088 for non-small cell lung cancer harboring HER2 activating mutations

February 27, 2024

Via: World Pharma News

Bayer announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for BAY 2927088 for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have activating HER2 (ERBB2) mutations, […]


FDA, Regulations

FDA approves Alvotech and Teva’s Simlandi as interchangeable Humira biosimilar

February 26, 2024

Via: PMLiVE

Simlandi has been approved by the regulator to treat rheumatoid arthritis, idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, plaque psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa and uveitis. Biosimilars, according to the FDA, are biological products that are highly similar to […]


News

NGM to go private through deal with investment firm

February 26, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Founded in 2007, NGM took a broad approach to its drug research, assembling a pipeline that spans from solid tumors to retinal diseases to liver and metabolic disorders. NGM raised a few hundred million dollars in private funding before going […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

BioMarin preaches patience amid slow sales for hemophilia gene therapy

February 23, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Roctavian’s approval was a scientific milestone, the culmination of years of research developing a genetic medicine for the chronic blood disease hemophilia A. Its launch, which began in Europe in 2022 and the U.S. last year, has been a focus […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Johnson & Johnson’s Tecvayli receives FDA approval for reduced dosing in multiple myeloma patients

February 23, 2024

Via: PMLiVE

The regulator’s decision means that RRMM patients who have achieved a complete response or better for at least six months can receive a 1.5mg/kg dose of the BCMA-targeting bispecific antibody every two weeks. More than 35,000 new cases of multiple […]


FDA, Regulations

FDA’s Drug Safety Priorities for 2023

February 21, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

On Feb. 15, 2024, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) released its report, Drug Safety Priorities FY23. The report describes the center’s key safety programs and activities involved in promoting and protecting public health and dealing with the […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

NEJM paper fills in details on ‘remarkable’ CAR-T result in autoimmune disease

February 21, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

A new research paper offers the most thorough look yet at a study that sparked the drug industry’s recent experimentation with cell therapy for autoimmune diseases. The paper, which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

AstraZeneca gets new Tagrisso OK as drug succeeds in another trial

February 20, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Tagrisso is at the center of AstraZeneca’s oncology resurgence. The drug, which first won approval in the U.S. in 2015, is the company’s second highest selling product, after the diabetes and kidney disease treatment Farxiga. It has become a go-to […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

FDA Approves Amtagvi, First Cell Therapy for Skin Cancer

February 20, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

On Feb. 16, 2024, FDA announced the approval of Iovance Biotherapeutics’ Amtagvi (lifileucel), which the agency said in a press release is the first cellular therapy indicated for treating adult patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma that has been previously […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

Tagrisso-chemo cleared in US as 1st-line lung cancer therapy

February 19, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

The US regulator has approved the drug after a priority review on the strength of data from the FLAURA 2 study showing that the combination of EGFR inhibitor Tagrisso (osimertinib) and chemo cut the risk of disease progression or death […]


Biotech, Industry

Hunting a non-opioid painkiller, a biotech reveals plans to chase Vertex

February 14, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

A little over four years ago, biotechnology giant Amgen retreated from neuroscience research, halting much of its work developing treatments for diseases of the brain and trimming associated staff. Amgen’s pivot proved a boon for a small startup that was […]


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. […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

BioNTech and Autolus enter CAR-T cell therapy collaboration worth over $250m

February 13, 2024

Via: PMLiVE

Both companies have entered into a license and option agreement, as well as a securities purchase agreement, in connection with the collaboration. Under the terms of the agreement, BioNTech will purchase $200m of Autolus’ US depositary shares in a private […]