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CAMBRIDGE, MA / ACCESSWIRE / August 29, 2022 / Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced it will host its in-person and virtual R&D Day at 9:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Moderna's R&D Day will feature presentations from Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Hoge M.D., President, and Moderna clinical team leaders. A live webcast will be available under "Events and Presentations" in the Investors section of the Moderna website. A replay of the webcast will be archived on Moderna's website for one year following the presentation. About Moderna In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messen…
Egham, UK - 25 August 2022 - Essential Pharma, an international speciality pharma group focused on maintaining access to well-established, “at risk” products essential to patients across multiple therapeutic areas, announces the strengthening of its operating platform to support the next phase of its growth, with the granting of new establishment and manufacturing licences in Switzerland and Malta. These approvals strengthen the company’s geographical expansion, improve its operational efficiencies, and enhance its offering as a global business partner. They will also provide new strategic opportunities for the company and will play a fundamental role in driving value creation through functional improvements to scale and productivity. Firstly, following a successful inspection by Swissmedi…
Maintains Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) in the EU Providing 10-years of Market Exclusivity Significant Benefit Over Existing Therapies for Patients with Severe Hemophilia A in EU Based on EMA Determination of ODD Conference Call and Webcast to be Held Wed., Aug. 24th at 8:00 pm Eastern SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted conditional marketing authorization (CMA) to ROCTAVIAN™ (valoctocogene roxaparvovec) gene therapy for the treatment of severe hemophilia A (congenital Factor VIII deficiency) in adult patients without a history of Factor VIII inhibitors and without detectable antibodies to adeno-associated virus serotype 5 (AAV5). The EC also endorsed EMA's recommendati…
Cambridge spin-out secures Suite 7 in the Park’s Science Village Cambridge, UK, 22 August 2022: Chesterford Research Park has announced that Constructive Bio has joined the Park’s highly regarded multi-occupier R&D building, Science Village. The Cambridge-born start-up, which has recently closed a $15 million (£12.45 million) seed funding round (led by Ahren Innovation Capital with participation from Amadeus Capital, OMX Ventures and General Inception) to commercialise its technology, is taking 1,993 sq ft of space within the Park’s Science Village Building. Designed with occupier needs front-and-centre of its design, the facility provides 16 individual and self-contained R&D suites. The suites also come complete with fully fitted, ready-made labs, avoiding the need for lengthy ref…
The Digital LightCycler System is a next-generation digital PCR system that helps clinical researchers better understand the nature of a patient’s cancer, genetic disease or infection. The new system has the potential to find and quantify ultra-rare, hard to detect mutations, leading to early diagnosis and treatment strategies. The Digital LightCycler System is designed for laboratories performing highly sensitive and precise DNA and RNA analysis in areas such as oncology and infectious diseases. Basel, 23 August 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of the Digital LightCyclerⓇ System, Roche’s first digital polymerase chain reaction ( PCR) system. This next-generation system detects disease and is designed to accurately quantify trace amounts of specific DN…
One of the largest manufacturing sites for the company, the $105 million facility adds capacity to enable more life-saving vaccines and therapies WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today opened its largest single-use technology manufacturing site in Greater Nashville. The $105 million, 400,000-square-foot facility enables the company to help meet rapidly growing demand for the bioprocessing materials needed to produce vaccines and breakthrough therapies for cancer and other diseases. This new site is part of Thermo Fisher’s $650 million multi-year investment to expand its bioprocessing production capabilities. “Customers depend on our best-in-class technologies, services and expertise. This continued investment in bioproces…
ProBioGen Executes a Master Service Agreement with NextPoint Therapeutics and Starts an Integrated Project from Cell Line Development to GMP Manufacturing BERLIN, Germany and CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA, August 17, 2022 / B3C newswire / -- ProBioGen is delighted to close a Master Service Agreement with NextPoint and initiate development and GMP manufacturing of their lead antibody candidate. ProBioGen's CHO.RiGHT® cell line development including their latest DirectedLuck® transposase and platform processes enable the development to provide a high-expressing stable cell line and a robust manufacturing process. Further, ProBioGen's proprietary cell culture medium makes manufacturing processes even more robust, with improved protein titers and cell growth behavior. The integrated services ensure that…
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Turning Point Therapeutics, Inc. (“Turning Point”), in an all-cash transaction. With the completion of the acquisition, Turning Point shares have ceased trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and Turning Point is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb. “Turning Point has distinguished itself in the field of precision oncology, and this acquisition will further strengthen our leading oncology franchise,” said Elizabeth Mily, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Bristol Myers Squibb. “With Turning Point’s lead asset, repotrectinib, Bristol Myers Squibb will be positioned to address a significant unmet medical need for R…
Collaboration supports multiple discovery efforts, including vaccines RAHWAY, N.J. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Orna Therapeutics, a biotechnology company pioneering a new investigational class of engineered circular RNA (oRNA) therapies, today announced a collaboration agreement to discover, develop, and commercialize multiple programs, including vaccines and therapeutics in the areas of infectious disease and oncology. Under the terms of the agreement, Merck will make an upfront payment to Orna of $150 million, which will be expensed by Merck in the third quarter of 2022 and included in non-GAAP results. In addition, Orna will be eligible to receive up to $3.5 billion in development, regulatory, and sa…
GSK plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Affinivax, Inc (Affinivax), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Cambridge (Boston, Massachusetts). Affinivax has pioneered the development of a novel class of vaccines, the most advanced of which are next-generation pneumococcal vaccines. As previously announced, the acquisition of Affinivax aligns with GSK’s strategy of building a strong portfolio of specialty medicines and vaccines. It includes a next-generation 24-valent pneumococcal vaccine candidate (AFX3772), currently in phase II development, which is based on the highly innovative Multiple Antigen Presenting System (MAPSTM) platform technology. A 30-plus valent pneumococcal candidate vaccine is also in pre-clinical development. The MAPSTM te…
Elecsys IGRA SARS-CoV-2 test supports the better understanding of immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection or vaccination The test detects T-cell response, which may play an important role in determining if immune protection has been achieved The new diagnostic test may provide clinical care guidance, particularly for immunocompromised and high-risk patient groups Basel, 15 August 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of the Elecsys® IGRA SARS-CoV-2 test in countries that accept the CE Mark1. The Elecsys IGRA SARS-CoV-2 test supports the better understanding of immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination. The test will be an additional tool to make better-informed decisions around care, sanitary measures and treatment options. This will be partic…
AstraZeneca has completed the acquisition of TeneoTwo, Inc. (TeneoTwo)i, including its Phase I clinical-stage CD19/CD3 T-cell engager, TNB-486, currently under evaluation in relapsed and refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.1 AstraZeneca will develop TNB-486 as a potential new medicine for B-cell haematologic malignancies. Financial considerationsAstraZeneca has acquired all outstanding equity of TeneoTwo in exchange for an upfront payment of $100m. Under the terms of the agreement, AstraZeneca will make additional contingent R&D-related milestone payments of up to $805m and additional contingent commercial-related milestone payments of up to $360m to TeneoTwo’s former equity holders. This acquisition did not include the transfer of people or facilities. iTeneoTwo, Inc., is a major…
– Gilead Will Provide up to $5 Million in Global Grant Funding to Immediately Support Public Education and Vaccine Hesitancy Communications, a Public Policy Response and a Global Outbreak Emergency Fund for Community Organizations in Regions with Active Monkeypox Outbreaks – FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD), GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and NMAC today announced immediate action in response to the emerging monkeypox virus (MPV) outbreak, which is disproportionately impacting the LGBTQ+ community, particularly men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as those who are living with HIV. Gilead will provide up to $5 million in global grant funding to he…
Leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) SGS Quay Pharma has received its Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd, Henry Fetherstonhaugh, OBE, in a special ceremony at the company’s global headquarters in Deeside Industrial Park, Flintshire. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the UK’s highest accolade for business success. SGS Quay Pharma won its award for International Trade, recognising in particular the strength of its export sales which, since 2010, have always been over 55% of its business. In the last three years, overseas sales have more than doubled. SGS Quay Pharma has enjoyed notable success in the United States, where it has now opened a dedicated sales office and development and manufacturin…
Acquisition Will Enhance End-to-End Global Healthcare Logistics Capabilities and Expand Scale and Expertise in Europe and Latin America LONDON, August 8, 2022 – UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced plans to acquire Bomi Group, an industry-leading multinational healthcare logistics provider. The transaction will add temperature-controlled facilities in 14 countries and nearly 3,000 highly-skilled Bomi Group team members to the UPS Healthcare network in Europe and Latin America. “As a leading global healthcare logistics company, Bomi enhances our portfolio of services and accelerates our journey to become the number one provider of complex healthcare logistics,” said EVP and President of UPS International, Healthcare and Supply Chain Solutions Kate Gutmann. “UPS Healthcare and Bomi Group employee…
$76 million investment increases the site’s capacity to produce critical raw materials used in the development and manufacturing of vaccines and biologic therapies GRAND ISLAND, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2022 – To meet increasing global demand for cell culture media used in the manufacturing of new vaccines and biologics, Thermo Fisher Scientific has expanded its dry powder media manufacturing facility in Grand Island, New York. With this expansion, the Grand Island site provides redundant capacity to support global supply of media and further extends the site’s capabilities to produce the high-quality technology and materials needed for the development and commercial manufacturing of vaccines and biologic therapies. The Grand Island expansion is part of Thermo Fisher’s $650 million multi-…
HERCULES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global leader in life science research and clinical diagnostic products, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Curiosity Diagnostics, Sp. Z. o. o. from Scope Fluidics, S.A. (WSE NewConnect: SCP), a Warsaw, Poland, based developer of innovative technology solutions for the medical diagnostic and healthcare markets, for a total consideration of up to $170 million, consisting of approximately $100 million in cash, and up to $70 million in future milestone payments. Curiosity Diagnostics, a late-stage, pre-commercial platform company, is in the process of developing a sample-to-answer, rapid diagnostics PCR system for the molecular diagnostics market. “We…
New strategic collaboration leverages Sosei Heptares’ StaR® technology and SBDD platform and AbbVie’s extensive neuroscience expertise Second collaboration with AbbVie follows 2020 agreement focused on inflammatory and autoimmune diseases Sosei Heptares eligible to receive up to $80 million in upfront and near-term milestone payments and has potential to receive further downstream payments totalling up to US$1.2 billion, plus tiered royalties Tokyo, Japan and Cambridge, UK, 2 August 2022 – Sosei Group Corporation (“the Company”; TSE: 4565) and AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announce they have entered a new drug discovery collaboration and option-to-license agreement to discover, develop and commercialize small molecules that modulate novel G prote…
Marking its 20th global recipient, the grant program supports next-generation sequencing-based research to explore new and expanded applications for molecular testing CARLSBAD, Calif., August 01, 2022 - As part of its continued commitment to expand the benefits of next-generation sequencing (NGS), Thermo Fisher Scientific is now accepting submissions for the fifth round of the Oncomine Clinical Research Grant program. The program supports clinical and translational research that advances the use of genomic testing to unlock the promise of precision medicine for more cancer patients. The program awards independent clinical research teams with financial support worth up to $200,000 in reagents and general funding. Since its introduction in 2020, the Oncomine Clinical Research Grant program…
Research team ‘EDC’ will study ‘Extrachromosomal DNA in Cancer’. With this project, the two partners launch their ninth collaboration, seven of which have been in the field of oncology. Heidelberg, August 1, 2022. BioMed X, a German independent research institute, announces the start of its new research project ‘Extrachromosomal DNA in Cancer’ (EDC) in collaboration with Healthcare Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The main objective of this research group is to develop an atlas of extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA) in human cancer tissues and thereby trace back the mechanisms of ecDNA formation and function. Like the name suggests, extrachromosomal DNA refers to DNA sequences that are not located on chromosomes. Moreover, cancer-associated extrachromosomal DNA usually contains oncog…