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BIOCENTRIQ® AND KYTOPEN® EXPAND PARTNERSHIP TO EXPEDITE IMPACT OF TRANSFORMATIVE GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGY ON CELL THERAPY MANUFACTURING

PRNewswire | June 12, 2023

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BioCentriq®, a strategic CDMO specializing in cell therapy announced that it has expanded its partnership with Kytopen, a Cambridge based startup spun out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The partnership was originally announced in March of 2021. In the initial phase of the collaboration, the Kytopen and BioCentriq teams worked together to test transfection of T-cells using Kytopen's Flowfect® technology and the potential impact to both autologous and ...

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Industry Outlook

VIRICA EXPANDS BIOPROCESSING CAPABILITIES WITH CARLETON UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

Virica Biotech | January 17, 2024

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Virica Biotech Inc. (“Virica”), a leading developer of cell enhancers for scaling of viral vector as well as cell and gene therapy manufacturing will expand its bioprocessing services through a partnership with Carleton University. Slated to open this spring, Virica’s new facility at the university multiplies the Company’s capacity to provide high throughput virology services for customers looking to optimize production of their cell and gene therapies. &...

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PACBIO TRANSFORMS ACCESS TO THE EPIGENOME AND STREAMLINES WORKFLOWS

PacBio | April 23, 2022

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PacBio (NASDAQ: PACB), a leading developer of high-quality, highly accurate sequencing solutions, today announced the release of a transformative capability to detect DNA methylation using the Sequel IIe and Sequel II Systems. This extends PacBio’s unique and highly capable HiFi sequencing technology to now include access to the epigenome, a second layer of genomic information often left unexplored due to fundamental limitations of common sequencing technologies. PacBio’s single-mole...

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Cell and Gene Therapy, Diagnostics

NORTHX BIOLOGICS, A LEADING NORDIC DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF A BIOLOGICS MANUFACTURING UNIT FROM VALNEVA

Globenewswire | July 04, 2023

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NorthX Biologics (‘NorthX’), a leading Nordic development and manufacturing organisation with a focus on advanced biologics, CGT (cell and gene therapy) and vaccines, announced today the successful acquisition of the Stockholm-based Clinical Trial Manufacturing unit from Valneva Sweden, significantly expanding capabilities. The acquisition includes the transfer of a multi-purpose facility, situated in the Stockholm life science cluster, close to Karolinska University...

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Cell and Gene Therapy

BIOCENTRIQ® AND KYTOPEN® EXPAND PARTNERSHIP TO EXPEDITE IMPACT OF TRANSFORMATIVE GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGY ON CELL THERAPY MANUFACTURING

PRNewswire | June 12, 2023

BioCentriq®, a strategic CDMO specializing in cell therapy announced that it has expanded its partnership with Kytopen, a Cambridge based startup spun out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The partnership was originally announced in March of 2021. In the initial phase of the collaboration, the Kytopen and BioCentriq teams worked together to test transfection of T-cells using Kytopen's Flowfect® technology and the potential impact to both autologous and ...

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Industry Outlook

VIRICA EXPANDS BIOPROCESSING CAPABILITIES WITH CARLETON UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

Virica Biotech | January 17, 2024

Virica Biotech Inc. (“Virica”), a leading developer of cell enhancers for scaling of viral vector as well as cell and gene therapy manufacturing will expand its bioprocessing services through a partnership with Carleton University. Slated to open this spring, Virica’s new facility at the university multiplies the Company’s capacity to provide high throughput virology services for customers looking to optimize production of their cell and gene therapies. &...

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Medical

PACBIO TRANSFORMS ACCESS TO THE EPIGENOME AND STREAMLINES WORKFLOWS

PacBio | April 23, 2022

PacBio (NASDAQ: PACB), a leading developer of high-quality, highly accurate sequencing solutions, today announced the release of a transformative capability to detect DNA methylation using the Sequel IIe and Sequel II Systems. This extends PacBio’s unique and highly capable HiFi sequencing technology to now include access to the epigenome, a second layer of genomic information often left unexplored due to fundamental limitations of common sequencing technologies. PacBio’s single-mole...

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Cell and Gene Therapy, Diagnostics

NORTHX BIOLOGICS, A LEADING NORDIC DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF A BIOLOGICS MANUFACTURING UNIT FROM VALNEVA

Globenewswire | July 04, 2023

NorthX Biologics (‘NorthX’), a leading Nordic development and manufacturing organisation with a focus on advanced biologics, CGT (cell and gene therapy) and vaccines, announced today the successful acquisition of the Stockholm-based Clinical Trial Manufacturing unit from Valneva Sweden, significantly expanding capabilities. The acquisition includes the transfer of a multi-purpose facility, situated in the Stockholm life science cluster, close to Karolinska University...

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