A U.S. Patent for an "Affinity Chromatography Matrix" was awarded to GE Healthcare on January 29th, 2019. The present invention discloses an immunoglobulin-binding protein comprising one or more mutated immunoglob

Baffles are internals, generally flat plates, used in agitated vessels to optimize and stabilize the mixing flow pattern and minimize variation in agitator power draw. Baffle recommendations are part of the agitator vendor's scope although the baf

The Soviet Union's first McDonald's fast food restaurant opens in Moscow. Throngs of people line up to pay the equivalent of several days' wages for Big Macs, shakes, and french fries.

Roche Holding and partner AC Immune SA called a halt to two late-stage clinical trials of their crenezumab drug for early Alzheimer's, the latest in a string of failures to find a treatment for the progressive brain disease. The recent announcemen

Strides Pharma has entered into an arrangement to acquire a 100% stake in Vensun Pharmaceuticals. Vensun was founded in 2011 with an asset-light partner-driven business model to develop products for the U.S. generics markets. It previously entered

The European Medicines Agency, one of the biggest EU regulators and one of the first casualties of Brexit, has closed its doors in the UK for the last time with the loss of 900 jobs. Staff lowered and folded up the 28 national flags that adorned t

A U.S. Patent for "High Density Cell Banking Methods" was awarded to Genzyme on January 29th, 2019. The present invention is a non-centrifugal method for producing a high-density frozen mammalian cell bank, the me

The leading life sciences organizations in Massachusetts this week announced the start of Project Onramp, a new program that matches talented, first-generation students from low-income backgrounds with well-paid summer internships. The internships

It began with the stirring notes of the William Tell Overture and a shout out of "HI-you, Silver! Away!" The "masked rider of the plains" became one of the most popular and enduring western heroes of the 20th century.


MorphoSys' lawsuit against Janssen and Genmab in the U.S. District Court of Delaware has resulted in three of the formers patents recently being ruled invalid. The patents in question, numbers 8,263,746; 9,200,061 and 9,758,590 were named in a Sum

FDA staff began returning to paid work this week after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. However, with the temporary funding set to expire on February 15th, 2019 and President Donald Trump skeptical a deal can be reached, the agency

Stressing the need for speed and efficiency, U.S. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week offered a look at the FDA's plans around real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE) in 2019. The speech at the Bipartisan Policy Center built off

Following the death of her brother, King Kalakaua, she became the last monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. Lili'uokalani is also known for composing many Hawaiian songs, including the popular "Aloha 'Oe."

To perform properly the task for which they have been synthesized, proteins must first assemble to form effective cellular "machines." But how do they recognize their partners at the right time? Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have

Vyriad, founded in 2016 by Mayo Clinic researchers to develop anti-cancer vaccines, recently moved from the Minnesota Biobusiness Center in downtown Rochester into 25,000 square feet of space in Building 110 on the Rochester Technology Campus, the

Both qualitative and quantitative measures of mixing can be used to characterize performance of mixing systems, allowing comparison among designs and confirmation of equipment performance. In addition, these data can be used to more fully understa