This week’s biotechnology news headlines include, new Hepatitis C drugs hold promise, Bayer says drug extends lives of liver cancer patients, Biogen to spin off hemophilia drug business, flu shots protect babies, Amgen’s Blincyto gets speedy FDA review for pediatric patients, Pfizer approaches Medivation about takeover, and Biogen and AbbVie’s MS drug gets recommendation for approval in EU.
Cell Culture Events
Bioprocess Insights Webinar Series:
Unlocking the Potential for Efficiency in Downstream Bioprocesses
Wed, May 18, 2016 – Time:11:00 AM EDT – Duration:30 minutes
Madhu Raghunathan will walk you through several innovative strategies for achieving increased efficiency in buffer handling, chromatography unit operations, and downstream processing in general.
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a plenary lecture by a distinguished professor in the field of bioprocessing, and you will also benefit from access to unpublished data.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
“Deaths from hepatitis C in the United States continued climbing in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Wednesday, but experts hope the trend will reverse over the next few years as more people with the virus receive highly effective new treatments.”
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“Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) has approached U.S. cancer drug maker Medivation Inc (MDVN.O) to express interest in an acquisition, raising the possibility of a bid rivaling a $9.3 billion offer by Sanofi SA (SASY.PA), people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.”
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