Takara Bio has bought two buildings totaling 129,000 sq. ft. from the University of California Regents. The company will shift its local headquarters from Mountain View, where it currently is a tenant, to the pair of north San Jose buildin

The EMA and its counterparts at the European Commission and Heads of Medicines Agencies have updated their questions and answers guidance on regulatory expectations for medicinal products amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a

Thermo Fisher Scientific and CSL have announced a strategic partnership to help meet the growing demand for biologic therapies while also accelerating CSL's broader manufacturing objectives. Thermo Fisher will support CSL's product portfol

A U.S. Patent for a "Method to Improve Virus Filtration Capacity" was awarded to Genentech on May 26th, 2020. The present invention is a method of virus filtration comprising subjecting a composition

Novavax has announced that it is buying Czech Republic based Praha Vaccines for $167 million in cash. The deal will provide Novavax with a manufacturing facility capable of supporting its stated goal of producing 1 billion doses of its COV

In a new study, the researchers discovered how the protein PP2A works at the molecular level, and how it inhibits the development of tumours in mice. The new results have been published in the scientific journal, the EMBO Journal. Accordi

The US FDA has launched a two-month public consultation on an International Council for Harmonization (ICH) guideline establishing new permitted daily exposures (PDEs) for three residual solvents. Specifically, the ICH Q3C(R8) guideline is

Merck & Co. made clear this week that it hopes to play a major role in developing medicines for COVID-19, announcing a slate of deals to gain access to two vaccine candidates and one antiviral drug for the disease caused by the new cor

The National Science Foundation (NSF) would get a sweeping remake-including a new name, a huge infusion of cash, and responsibility for maintaining U.S. global leadership in innovation-under bipartisan bills that have just been introduced

A U.S. Patent Application for a "System and Method of Bacterial Cell Purification" was published by the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory on May 21st, 2020. The present invention is a method for prepari

Sanofi is selling a stake in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals valued at about $13 billion, giving the French drug giant more firepower to invest in fast-growing fields such as cancer. Regeneron has agreed to repurchase $5 billion of its stock fro

South Korean contract drugs manufacturer Samsung Biologics has signed a deal worth more than $231 million with GSK to supply biopharmaceutical products over the next eight years. The biotech arm of Samsung Group will start with manufacturi

Healthcare workers in Britain and Thailand have started taking part in a trial to determine whether two anti-malarial drugs can prevent COVID-19. The study, involving more than 40,000 healthcare workers across Europe, Africa, Asia and Sout

Life-science real estate firm IQHQ this week announced that it has acquired Innovation Park in Andover with plans to spruce up its amenities. The developer plans to redesign the 200,000 square foot campus on 4 Corporate Drive, adding new a

Scientists have collected plenty of evidence linking exercise to brain health, with some research suggesting fitness may even improve memory. But what happens during exercise to trigger these benefits? New UT Southwestern research that map

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has announced it is extending its decision to hold all upcoming meetings virtually through August 2020 as a safety measure amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The EMA first made the

A U.S. Patent Application for a "Novel Method of Protein Purification" was published by Ansun Biopharma on May 14th, 2020. The present invention is a composition comprising a polypeptide comprising th