This week’s biotechnology news headlines include, Sanofi and Regeneron work on cancer therapies, avian flu, Sanofi buys rare cancer drug, Progenics’ orphan cancer drug gets FDA Breakthrough, FDA approves Amgen’s Kyprolis, AstraZeneca works on Avastin biosimilar, and MedImmune researches cell factory technology.
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Stem Cells Regenerative Medicine Conference – September 2-3, 2015 – Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. – http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/stem-cells-and-regenerative-medicine-congress/#stem-cells-and-regenerative-medicine-congress Join 300+ attendees from stem cell, regenerative medicine, cell & Gene Therapy biotechs to discuss the hottest industry topics and make new connections. At this year’s event the regenerative medicine industry is taking it to the next level and discussing how genomics is changing the field – and highlighting the commercialization and manufacturing stories that have helped spur the recent success.Discover the future of the regenerative medicine industry with exclusive content.Co-located with:
Bioproduction – October 14-15, 2015 – Dublin, Ireland – http://www.informa-ls.com/event/bio-production14Benchmark technological developments and explore best practices in biomanufacturingThe biopharmaceutical industry is making a capital investment of approximately $8 billion in new facilities in Ireland, most of which has come in the last 10 years, representing close to the biggest wave of investment in new biotech facilities anywhere in the world.Join us at BioProduction 2015 in Dublin this October to see why so much is being invested in this area and to network with leading players within this growing industry!BioProduction 2015: Europe’s leading and largest event for a comprehensive update on all aspects of large scale biological manufacturing. Providing insights on the latest technologies, upstream/downstream processing, process analytics, the implementation of continuous manufacturing, facility design, flexibility facilities and single use systems to reduce inefficiencies during the biomanufacturing process.4 Conferences – 1 Exhibition – 1 Congress
Conference 1: Continuous Manufacturing
Conference 2: Upstream Processing – Production, Development & Analytics
“The U.S. is currently suffering from an unprecedented outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), and poultry farmers across the nation, not to mention egg consumers, are paying the price. But higher egg prices could soon be the least of our worries if the virus were to spread to humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned last month that it “considers these newly-identified HPAI H5 viruses as having the potential to cause severe disease in humans.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “The Evolution of Vaccine Manufacturing – Past, Current, and Future Trends”
“AstraZeneca is dipping its toe in the biosimilars market, as a way to make future cancer drug cocktails more affordable, by linking with a Japanese group to develop a copy of Roche’s blockbuster medicine Avastin.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “Cell Culture Media Optimization: Making the perfect magical potion”
“AstraZeneca’s global biologics R&D arm MedImmune has entered into a five-year multi-project research collaboration with the University of Sheffield to carry out breakthrough research in cell factory technology process.”
If you like this story, please see our blog titled “Cord Blood-derived HSCs – The Quest to Overcome Limited Cell Numbers”