This week’s biotechnology news headlines include, once monthly MS drug wins FDA approval, Emmanuel Charpentier’s life after CRISPR, European Commission approves GSK’s Gene Therapy, Novartis gets Fast Track on RSV vaccine, dollars needed for public health emergencies, Biogen and Kite Pharma CAR-T drug gets speedy review from EMA, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals agrees to buy Celator for $1.5 billion.
Cell Culture Events
BIO International Convention – June 6-9, 2016 – San Francisco, CA
Precision Medicine and Bioprocessing Conference – June 8, 2016 – Double Tree Marina Hotel, Berkeley, CA – 8:00-5:00
Selected keynote presentations by precision medicine-focused biotechnology companies developing novel therapies for heart failure and resourceful technology platforms including whole genome sequencing and CRISPR CAS addressing a broad range of diseases.
Are you looking to optimize and simplify your development of biologic therapeutics? Hands-on parallel workshop provide insight in the latest innovations designed to fine-tune your upstream and downstream development process sharing case studies, breakthroughs and novel innovative solutions that support and enhance your developing path.
Registration and attendance is complimentary – Register Here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/precision-medicine-and-bioprocessing-conference-tickets-24281597913
Cell Line Development & Engineering – June 13-15, 2016 – Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, CA
Progress in Continuous Biomanufacturing – June 27-28, 2016 – Robinson College, Cambridge, UK
The conference is enhanced by the participation of several leading industrial technologists, scientific, vendors and also leading academics from Europe and USA. They have come forward to share their experience and knowledge to provide a better understanding of the current technologies and their application in continuous biomanufacturing. There is also a plenary lecture by a distinguished professor in the field of bioprocessing, and you will also benefit from access to unpublished data. This meeting will address several advancements and their successful application with data in the Technology both Upstream and downstream and also on Initiatives to process developments and project to the future direction of the industry. By joining with us you can benefit from the current state of-the-art advancements in continuous manufacturing and also learn about the successful organisations that are developing and applying these methods in-house.
Viral Safety and Raw Materials – June 2016, Vienna, Austria
“Emmanuelle Charpentier — one of three scientists credited with starting the gene editing revolution — willingly turned her life over to science. For 25 years, she was a scientific nomad, working at nine institutions in five countries, scrambling for research funds, paid so little she barely scraped by. Now, at 47, with her gene editing discovery, her life has changed.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “The CRISPR/Cas9 System and its Applications”
“GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK) said the European Commission approved Gene Therapy Strimvelis (GSK2696273) to treat patients with severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency (ADA-SCID) for whom no suitable HLA-matched related stem cell donor is available. GSK said the approval is the first granted to a corrective Gene Therapy for children.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “Gene Therapy Strengthened by Recent Successes”
“On Tuesday, a woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth to a girl with microcephaly, a malformed head, in New Jersey. Federal officials say there are more than 300 pregnant women possibly infected with Zika around the country. Yet every time an emergency like this happens, public health officials must go begging bowl in hand to Congress for the funds to deal with it. And as the current squabble between Republicans and President Obama over money for the Zika virus shows, there’s no guarantee of significant or even timely relief.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “Cool Tool – Off the Shelf Optimized CHO Media and Feed”