This week’s biotechnology news headlines include, Roche’s immunotherapy bladder cancer drug approved, AstraZeneca asthma drug hits goals, Pfizer announces positive data from two Phase III Meningococcal Group B vaccine, WHO says yellow fever in Africa serious concern, University of Pennsylvania and Biogen enter up to$2B Gene Therapy collaboration, Novartis splits drug business into two units, and Agenovir raises $10.6M for CRISPR antiviral research.
Cell Culture Events
Bioprocess Insights Webinar Series:
Single-Use Technology and Sustainability: Quantifying the Environmental Impact
Wed, June 1, 2016 – Time:11:00 AM EDT – Duration:30 minutes
Bill Flanagan will talk about sustainability and how this relates to single-use technologies in biomanufacturing operations. He will present new data on the implications of a single-use strategy from a sustainability perspective.
BIO International Convention – June 6-9, 2016 – San Francisco, CA
http://convention.bio.org/Cell Line Development & Engineering – June 13-15, 2016 – Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, CA
Bioconjugates: From Targets to Therapeutics – http://www.ibclifesciences.com/Bioconjugates/overview.xmlNext Generation Protein Therapeutics Summit – http://www.ibclifesciences.com/ProteinSummit/overview.xmlAnnual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research – June 22-25, 2016, San Francisco, CA
http://www.isscr.org/home/annual-meeting/san-francisco-2016Progress 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a plenary lecture by a distinguished professor in the field of bioprocessing, and you will also benefit from access to unpublished data.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.
http://www.subramanian.org.uk/Viral Safety and Raw Materials – June 2016, Vienna, Austria
“An emergency advisory committee to the World Health Organization called the spread of yellow fever in Africa a serious concern on Thursday and advocated drastically expanding vaccinations to combat it.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “2015 FDA New Drug Approvals – 13 Biologics Receive Approval”
“Novartis is splitting its pharmaceuticals division into two business units, one focused on cancer and the second on other drugs, while switching out its current pharma head in the second high-profile management reshuffle this year.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “Cool Tools – BrainPhys™: A New Way to Culture Neurons”
“The J&J incubated Californian biotech Agenovir has raised $10.6 million in its first Series A funding round as it looks to advance work on the hot ticket science of CRISPR/Cas9 in its antiviral research.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “The CRISPR/Cas9 System and its Applications”