INDUSTRIAL IMPACT

Nexeo Plastics and Earth Renewable Technologies Sign Agreement to Distribute BioCompounds in North America

Nexeo Plastics | March 02, 2022

Nexeo Plastics, a leading global thermoplastics resin distributor, has announced an agreement with Earth Renewable Technologies, Inc. (ERT), a biotechnology company, to distribute ERT’s BioCompounds in Canada and the United States.

We are extremely pleased to collaborate with ERT to increase the slate of sustainable products we offer our customers. ERT’s BioCompounds complement the products we already carry and help us close the gap in our renewable solutions line card.”

Arturo Hoyo, Nexeo Plastics’ Vice President of Product Line Management

Compostable, biobased and/or biodegradable, ERT’s plant-based BioCompounds perform like conventional plastics and are often ideal for a wide range of uses, including single-use and one-time niche applications, such as bags, bottles and cutlery.

“We want to make the world more sustainable by improving the availability of sustainable materials that can perform like plastic,” said ERT President Kim Fabri. “Nexeo Plastics’ reach in North America, their understanding of the value of sustainable material, and their growing portfolio of sustainable products makes them an ideal partner for us.”

About Nexeo Plastics
Nexeo Plastics is a leading global thermoplastic resins distributor, representing quality products from world-class suppliers, and serving a diverse customer base across North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. From material selection assistance to identifying supply chain and inventory solutions, we go beyond traditional logistics to provide value-added services across many industries, including automotive, healthcare, packaging, wire and cable, 3D printing and more. 

About Earth Renewable Technologies
Earth Renewable Technologies, Inc. (ERT) was founded in 2009 with the mission of replacing plastic packaging with biodegradable materials. ERT patented SFRP (Short Fiber Reinforced Polymer), a pioneering technology capable of drastically modifying the performance of biopolymers and delivering previously unknown applications for these materials. Since then, the company has been introducing new technologies to the market, revolutionizing the biopolymer market and allowing companies to truly move towards a circular economy.

Spotlight

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies have been generating increased interest over the past few years at the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) Annual Meeting, and 2017 was no different. We noticed this buzz spilled over into the online social media discussions as well. This infographic takes a closer look at the social posts surrounding the event to see what topics were raised, and what opinions and perspectives were shared.

Spotlight

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies have been generating increased interest over the past few years at the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) Annual Meeting, and 2017 was no different. We noticed this buzz spilled over into the online social media discussions as well. This infographic takes a closer look at the social posts surrounding the event to see what topics were raised, and what opinions and perspectives were shared.

Related News

CELL AND GENE THERAPY

Mekonos Raises $4.6M Financing Round for Targeted Ex Vivo Gene Engineering

Mekonos | November 24, 2020

Mekonos, a biotech organization launching the first-of-its kind system-on-a-chip (SoC) for focused ex vivo gene engineering, today reported it has finished a $4.6 million financing round. Mekonos will utilize the new funding to quicken the SoC stage for its current and new ad organizations. The SoC stage, with IP from Stanford University, is a breakthrough that allows for molecular delivery in gene editing and synthetic biology. The stage is versatile over all cell types and has demonstrated to be a high return answer for partners. The stage assists organizations with expanding limit, quicken revelations, and develop new pre-clinical assets in the emerging cell and gene therapy space. The financing round was driven by Novartis AG with participation from institutional VCs including Hike Ventures, CRCM Ventures. Existing investors participated in the round, including Good AI Capital and past lead Elementum Ventures.

Read More

MEDTECH

Aesthetics Biomedical® Announces Collaboration with U.S. Dermatology Partners Offering Consumers Luxury Experiential Aesthetic Treatments

Aesthetics Biomedical® Inc. | October 07, 2021

Aesthetics Biomedical® Inc. (ABM), is pleased to announce their long-term partnership with U.S. Dermatology Partners, the largest physician-led dermatology practice in the United States. With years of experience and more than 90+ locations throughout Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia, U.S. Dermatology Partners combines the personal level of care found in private dermatology practices with the benefits of a network of physician experts working closely together. As a result, U.S. Dermatology Partners can provide premier medical and cosmetic dermatological care, along with the latest technology, treatments, and management support. Striving to innovate, generate solid clinical and laboratory research, and to enrich the physician as well as the patient experience are principles that Aesthetics Biomedical® was founded on. It is these foundational principles that have led to our synergy with U.S. Dermatology Partners. -Chief Executive Officer & Founder, MaryAnn Guerra U.S. Dermatology Partners, a pinnacle network of specialty experts found a lifetime partner in excellence and innovation with Aesthetics Biomedical®. Beginning in 2021, U.S. Dermatology Partners installed Vivace® into four initial practices. A pilot project between the two organizations launched the partnership that resulted in over 170 consumer treatments being sold within the first four weeks. U.S. Dermatology Partners and ABM marketed the Vivace Experience® concept with the objective of delivering an immediate ROI supporting the purchase of the initial device for the organization. Vivace® is a primary driver expected to positively impact U.S. Dermatology Partners' market growth exponentially and rapidly, already generating significant revenue in six locations across the US, in under six (6) months. Having access to ongoing knowledge and clinical data is critical to U.S. Dermatology Partners physicians who are committed to continuous and consistent superior patient care. U.S. Dermatology Partners is thrilled to be collaborating with Aesthetics Biomedical® to bring the Vivace Experience® to our patients and our growing network to Aesthetics Biomedical®. We expect the innovative technology and outstanding results that Vivace offers will be well-received by both our physicians and patients and will provide another opportunity to deliver superior care to the communities we serve. - U.S. Dermatology Partners Chief Executive Officer Paul Singh Vivace® is a minimally invasive, FDA-cleared, radiofrequency microneedling treatment that stimulates the natural production of collagen and has been shown by physicians to be effective in alleviating facial wrinkles, fine lines, and tightening the face and neck. Aesthetics Biomedical's Vivace® is currently offered in multiple U.S. Dermatology Partners practices across 50% of the markets nationwide with rapid expansion plans in Q4. ABM will help to drive U.S. Dermatology Partners's practice success with superior technology, devices, and products supported by science, customer-focused market recognition, rigorous and continuing education, and strong continuous return on investment. Both organizations are aligned in their commitment to excellence and share a common goal for elevating the consumer experience at the forefront of the partnership. ABOUT AESTHETICS BIOMEDICAL Aesthetics Biomedical® Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is committed to the development and distribution of novel aesthetic devices, products, and services in the global market. Aesthetics Biomedical's innovation center is a leader in breakthrough technologies and combination therapies for its clients, physician network, and the aesthetic arena, creating novel patient treatment experiences that benefit from ongoing research, approved clinical indications for use, as well as a personalized approach designed for consumer benefit. ABOUT U.S. DERMATOLOGY PARTNERS As one of the largest physician-owned dermatology practices in the country, U.S. Dermatology Partners patients not only have access to general medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatment through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the practice's strong dermatology subspecialty thought leaders and medical advisory board. To be the best partners to its patients, U.S. Dermatology Partners is fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team, therefore, includes recognized national leaders in areas such as clinical research, psoriasis, and Mohs Surgery.

Read More

INDUSTRIAL IMPACT

BioLife Solutions Closes Acquisition of Sexton Biotechnologies

BioLife Solutions, Inc. | September 06, 2021

BioLife Solutions, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of class-defining bioproduction products and services for cell and gene therapies and the broader biopharma market, today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Sexton Biotechnologies. Sexton's bioproduction tools portfolio includes proprietary closed vials for cell therapy final dose packaging, human platelet lysate (HPL) media, a bio-defined replacement for fetal bovine serum or human serum used in cell manufacturing, and automated cell processing machines. These class-defining products are currently embedded in more than 50 ongoing clinical trials of new cell and gene therapies. Sexton was spun out of Cook Regentec in 2019 with seed funding from BioCrossroads, BioLife Solutions, Casdin Capital and Cook Regentec. Mike Rice, BioLife Solutions Chairman and CEO, commented, "Our team has identified and closed six acquisitions in the last two and a half years, assembling a portfolio of class-defining bioproduction tools and services for the cell and gene therapy and broader biopharma markets. We welcome Team Sexton to BioLife and look forward to the contributions of Sexton's consumable products to our growing revenue base." About Sexton Biotechnologies Sexton Biotechnologies is a revenue-stage, biotechnology company focused on the development and sales of bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapy. The company was founded in 2019 as a spin out of Cook Regentec, a life science incubator/accelerator. Sexton develops purpose-built cell and gene therapy (CGT) tools and media to enable flexible automation and scaling of cell manufacturing processes to increase the probability of positive clinical outcomes and reduce time-to-market, failure points and labor costs. Sexton's portfolio includes the fluid handling system Signata CT-5, CellSeal platform of cryo-storage tools and fill/finish systems, and human platelet lysate growth supplements. About BioLife Solutions BioLife Solutions is a leading supplier of cell and gene therapy bioproduction products and services. Our portfolio includes our proprietary CryoStor® freeze media and HypoThermosol® shipping and storage media, ThawSTAR® family of automated, water-free thawing products, evo® cold chain management system, Custom Biogenic Systems® high-capacity cryogenic freezers, Stirling Ultracold ULT freezers, and SciSafe biologic materials storage.

Read More