Human cells have a defense mechanism that protects them from microbial attacks, a Canadian-led team of international researchers has discovered. When microbes enter our body, they liberate toxins that can damage cells by poking holes in th

Sorrento Therapeutics has rejected a $1.1 billion buyout offer, saying it significantly undervalues the company and is not in the best interest of shareholders. The company announced this week that its board of directors unanimously rebuff

A U.S. Patent for "Bioreactors and Uses Thereof" was awarded to Biostage on January 28th, 2020. The present invention is a bioreactor comprising: vessel having side walls defi

For a long time, anecdotes have connected stressful experiences with the phenomenon of hair graying. Now, for the first time, Harvard University scientists have discovered exactly how the process plays out: stress activates nerves that are

A U.S. Patent for a "Method of Cell Culture" was awarded to Pfizer on January 28th, 2020. The present invention isa method of cell culture comprising (i) providing cells in a cell culture medium to st

Michigan State University and Stanford University scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away -- from the inside out -- portions of plaques that cause heart attacks. The results, published in the current issue of Nature Nanotec

The US FDA this week finalized six guidance documents on gene therapy development and released a new draft guidance on interpreting the sameness of gene therapies under the orphan drug regulations. The guidance release comes as more than 9

An interdisciplinary Munich research team led by scientists from TUM has for the first time succeeded in correcting the mutated dystrophin gene in living pigs. In order to cut the defective gene sequence from the DNA of the animals' muscle

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Accumulation of CO2 in fermentation and cell cultures can become a significant problem affecting productivity and product quality of rec

A U.S. Patent for a "Port and Related Container System" was awarded to Thermo Fisher on January 21st, 2020. The present invention is a container system that includes a flexible bag

AstraZeneca has announced plans for a five-year, $500 million investment in France. The details of the investment includes $230 million to finance the expansion and modernization of the company's development and manufacturing site in Dunki

UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry HER2 mutations. The findings were prompted by the observation that, after an initial response, patients wit

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What if isolator filling lines were ordered fully integrated, fully qualified, installed in their fully inte

A U.S. Patent for a "Lyophilized Formulation of HGF" was awarded to Eisai on January 21st, 2020. The present invention provides a lyophilized formulation having improved storage stability of hepatic g

Salk researchers have discovered that a powerful combination of two experimental drugs reverses the cellular and molecular signs of osteoarthritis in rats as well as in isolated human cartilage cells. Previous research had pinpointed two m

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