Genomic Vision | March 08, 2023
On March 7, 2023, Genomic Vision, a leading biotech company that develops products and services for the analysis and control of genome changes, launched FiberSmart®, an AI-based technology for automating the quantification and detection of fluorescent signals on combed DNA molecules.
Initially available for the analysis of Replication Combing Assays (RCA), Genomic Vision's proprietary method for directly visualizing DNA replication kinetics at the single molecule level. FiberSmart uses advanced AI methods to detect, visualize, and analyze DNA replication kinetics up to 3x more accurately and up to 10x faster than Genomic Vision's existing software solutions.
The technology offers a simple and user-friendly interface, facilitating quick analysis of DNA replication signals to deduce essential parameters describing replication kinetics.
It is compatible with Genomic Vision's FiberVision® and FiberVision-S® scanners for the RCA assay of the company's proprietary DNA combing technology with various potential applications, including in gene and cell therapy quality control.
FiberSmart has been successfully tested and validated by AstraZeneca and the Fritz Lipmann Institute in Germany.
Genomic Vision's CEO Aaron Bensimon said, "The launch of FiberSmart® is an important milestone for Genomic Vision as we bring the benefits of powerful AI technology to our users, who can now perform faster and more accurate genomic analysis seamlessly. Our proprietary DNA combing technique has multiple potential applications, particularly in the cell and gene therapy space, where highly accurate genomic analysis is paramount to ensure robust quality standards are met. With the launch of this software we are making it easier for users to exploit the full potential of our proprietary advanced genomic analysis technique."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Genomic Vision
GENOMIC VISION is a leading biotechnology company specializing in the analysis of genome modifications, with a focus on ensuring their quality and safety in genome editing technologies and biomanufacturing processes. It utilizes advanced nanotechnology for DNA analysis to develop cutting-edge diagnostic and drug discovery solutions for cancer and acute diseases at the intersection of genome dynamics and human diseases. The company's approach employs Molecular Combing Technology, a powerful technique that directly visualizes single DNA molecules to detect and quantify changes in the genome landscape and their contribution to pathology.
MEDTECH, INDUSTRIAL IMPACT
ATUM and Codiak | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, ATUM, a global leader in bioengineering solutions, announced that it has signed a comprehensive licensing agreement with Codiak BioSciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, for the Leap-In Transposase® technology.
ATUM will grant Codiak access to its Leap-In Transposase® technology in order to create mammalian cells expressing exosomes engineered to deliver therapeutic payloads under the conditions of the agreement. The Leap-In technology is a comprehensive solution that integrates patented re-coding algorithms, unique genetic vector elements, and a transposon-based mechanism for efficiently inserting genetically stable elements into the genome.
"Through years of rigorous research and clinical validation we have created a platform for engineering and manufacturing therapeutic exosomes with various payloads on the surface or inside the lumen. We believe ATUM's transposase technology has the potential to effectively synergize with Codiak's engEx® Platform to further enhance loading these vesicles, making them more potent and reducing cost of goods," Commented Scott Estes, Ph.D., VP of Cell Line Development at Codiak.
(Source – Business Wire)
"Exosomes are bio vesicles that have the potential to fundamentally change drug delivery. We are proud and excited to license the Leap-In Transposase® technology to Codiak for the engineering of cell lines that enables rapid and robust production of exosomes," said Claes Gustafsson, Ph.D., Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder at ATUM.
(Source – Business Wire)
Founded in 2015, Codiak is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm focused on developing exosome-based treatments, a new class of medications with the potential to change the treatment of a variety of diseases with high unmet medical needs. It created a proprietary engEx Platform that uses exosome biology as natural intercellular transfer mechanisms to design, construct, and manufacture innovative exosome therapeutic candidates. By utilizing its engEx Platform, it has produced a rich pipeline of engineered exosomes for neuro-oncology, oncology, neurology, neuromuscular, and infectious diseases.
INDUSTRIAL IMPACT, MEDICAL
Kymanox | February 06, 2023
Kymanox, a leading life science-focused professional services firm, recently announced the acquisition of anteris medical GmbH and anteris helvetia AG (collectively anteris). Anteris specializes in assisting the commercialization and development of medical equipment, combination and in-vitro diagnostic products.
This acquisition enables both firms to achieve their common organizational goal of geographic expansion while enhancing their service capabilities by offering clients a greater range of highly specialized services. Customers who bring essential biologics, such as pharmaceuticals, cell and gene therapies (C>s) and biosimilars, medical devices, and drug/device combos to global markets will benefit significantly from the combined service offerings and office locations of the combined firms. In addition, by merging the technological, scientific, and regulatory expertise of both organizations, customers will actually benefit from this synergy to ensure FDA, EMA, Notified Bodies, and other health authorities' compliance and submission excellence.
Anteris, with its offices in Holzkirchen, Germany, and Küssnacht a.R., Switzerland, offers resource-efficient and innovative solutions for end-to-end development, technical documentation, and compliance to the life science and medical device sectors. Members of Anteris' technical, quality, and regulatory teams have decades of collective expertise in combination product and device development, with a focus on biosimilar development and registration, MDR, EU, CE marking, 510(k) submissions, and quality systems regulations across all key markets.
Founded in 2004, Kymanox is a life science professional services firm that provides scientific, engineering, project management, quality, human factors, testing/CQV, QC, and regulatory assistance to firms in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and combination product sectors. It assists in getting products from the bench to the patient and distinguishes itself by providing a wide variety of technical services and products as well as comprehensive project implementation. The company offers its services to clients worldwide from its headquarters in Raleigh (RTP), North Carolina, as well as offices throughout the United States.