CELL AND GENE THERAPY
Igenomix | June 08, 2022
Pinnacle Fertility (Pinnacle), the fastest-growing network of physician-centered fertility practices representing more than seven clinics and 20 locations nationwide, has partnered with Igenomix as their exclusive preimplantation genetics testing (PGT) laboratory and provider for genetic counseling services. Continuing Pinnacle's commitment to collaborative medical leadership and patient-first care, this strategic partnership was the result of the Medical Council's collective determination and offers patients an increased opportunity to find success in their family-building journey.
Our Medical Director Council extensively studied the science behind major genetic labs to determine which would provide us with the best possible data to make key decisions. Bringing Igenomix on as our exclusive genetics provider for Pinnacle Fertility clinics continues to ensure that we meet our single guiding principle which is to provide the best patient outcomes possible."
Dr. Richard Marrs, Chief Medical Director for Pinnacle Fertility.
With more than 15 years of experience, Igenomix is the global leader in reproductive genetics and focuses on quality, safety, and science to help healthcare professionals and patients detect genetic abnormalities before treatment, avoid implantation failure, and ensure patients achieve a healthy pregnancy.
Pinnacle Fertility continues to set the standard in fertility care by bringing leading technology, integration and innovation to its suite of family building services. Partnerships with companies like Igenomix, who are committed though-leaders like we are, benefit our patients and those seeking to grow their families with the help world-class reproductive genetic testing and counseling services."
Andrew Mintz, CEO at Pinnacle Fertility.
PGT is an elective treatment option that can be used to identify embryos at risk of having a specific genetic or chromosomal condition and is available for patients at all fertility clinics within the Pinnacle network. Igenomix offers the most comprehensive portfolio of infertility treatments for genetics and was the first organization to launch non-invasive PGT-A services. Patients who choose to use PGT as part of their treatment plan receive complementary pre- and post-test genetic counseling to help guide and educate them on their options and results.
Bringing Igenomix onboard is an exciting opportunity for our patients to seamlessly have access to genetic testing and counseling services, such as PGT at our fertility clinics, The genetic counselors are perfectly integrated into our programs and champion our patients' success like we do."
Dr. Priya Maseelall from Reproductive Gynecology and Infertility
Patients electing to use PGT, undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to create embryos, and then cells are removed from each embryo for genetic testing. Embryos with normal results are selected to be transferred into the uterus in hopes of achieving a pregnancy and delivering a child without a genetic condition. By utilizing PGT, genetic diseases can be prevented. In addition, studies have shown that PGT can not only improve success rates but also provide optimism and peace of mind during pregnancy and after birth.
About Pinnacle Fertility
Pinnacle Fertility is the nation's fastest-growing physician-centric fertility care platform, supporting high-performing fertility clinics and comprehensive fertility service providers nationwide. Under a united mission of fulfilling dreams by building families, Pinnacle clinics offer innovative technology and processes, compassionate patient care, and comprehensive fertility treatment services, ensuring families receive a high-touch experience on their path to parenthood.
Igenomix is a global leader in reproductive genetic testing with laboratories in 23 countries and assisting hundreds of thousands of patients per year worldwide. As part of Vitrolife Group, the company is recognized for its R&D expertise and quality of service. In the US, Igenomix has proven to be the best-in-class when comes to credibility, consistency on their results, automatization of their laboratories and the most important, patient care.
ADM | October 22, 2021
ADM a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, annoThis investment will help ADM more quickly advance projects in the field of precision microbial fermentation by leveraging Acies Bio’s extensive microbial capabilities and contract manufacturing services.
“Microbial technology is unlocking disruptive opportunities in sustainable agriculture, sustainable materials and fuels, and alternative proteins, We’re propelling growth opportunities by working with innovators who appreciate our unique combination of expertise, capacity and access to feedstocks. Now, by investing to become a minority owner in Acies Bio, we’re opening up the door to new collaboration with an innovative, complementary business to meet the growing demand for products developed via microbial fermentation.”
Ian Pinner, ADM chief strategy and innovation officer.
Founded in 2006, Acies Bio develops innovative, proprietary microbial and synthetic biology-based platforms and technologies and also offers contract R&D services in microbial strain engineering and fermentation for customers in key growth segments, including sustainable agriculture, functional foods and bio-based industrial chemicals.
“Acies Bio’s core mission is to use the nearly unlimited power of microbial diversity to drive disruptive innovation and help create a more sustainable bio-based future,” said Enej Kuščer, Acies Bio's co-founder and director. “This strategic partnership with ADM will allow Acies Bio to expand and accelerate the development of our platform technologies, which aim to replace synthetic chemicals and the often carbon-intensive production currently used in food and agriculture with microbial, bio-based products.”
“This investment from ADM will also allow Acies Bio to expand our infrastructure and increase the high-throughput capabilities of our SmartRoute platform, which will allow faster development of new technologies and products,” said Štefan Fujs, Acies Bio's co-founder and director. “This will speed-up the internal pipeline and also help us deliver more quality services to our partners and collaborators.”
ADM’s investment in Acies Bio is being made through ADM Ventures, the company’s corporate venture capital arm. ADM Ventures invests in cutting-edge start-ups with disruptive technologies across three key areas: human nutrition, animal nutrition and sustainability. ADM Ventures also seeks startups that utilize ADM’s assets and feedstocks to produce sustainable materials, in addition to technologies that enhance the effectiveness or efficiency of ADM’s operations.
About Acies Bio
Acies Bio is a leading European microbial biotechnology company that develops new bioproducts and sustainable production processes for diverse industrial sectors, including pharma, food/feed, agricultural, and industrial biotechnology. With an emphasis on sustainability and using Acies Bio’s unique SmartRoute microbial platform, including synthetic biology and strain engineering, high-throughput screening, precision bioprocess and downstream development, the company has successfully developed and scaled numerous innovative products and precision fermentation technologies with industrial partners worldwide.
At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over.
Carbosynth | May 30, 2022
Biosynth Carbosynth (“Biosynth”), a supplier of critical materials to the life science industry, announces today the acquisition of Aalto Bio Reagents (“Aalto”), a leading developer and provider of biological materials to the in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) and vaccine development industry in the field of emerging disease.
The acquisition represents a further milestone in Biosynth’s development, which broadens its capabilities and offering to the IVD industry. Aalto’s product portfolio includes an extensive range of proteins, antigens, antibodies, disease state human plasma and biospecimens used by the leading diagnostics and vaccine development companies around the world working on emerging diseases and disease variants.
This acquisition marks the next phase of our ambitious journey to become a leading global supplier and partner to the biopharma and diagnostics industries. It allows us to offer an expanded range of products to our IVD customers including complex biochemicals, peptides and biological materials. We are pleased to welcome Aalto and its employees and look forward to working with them to continue to grow our offering to the diagnostics industry.”
Dr. Urs Spitz, CEO and President of Biosynth.
We are delighted to be joining forces with Biosynth, a world-renowned supplier with a broad portfolio of critical products and services across biopharma and diagnostics. Aalto’s industry leading products and key focus on emerging disease are an excellent fit with Biosynth’s products, and we see huge opportunities for the platform to be at the forefront of developing new innovative products and supplying our customers with an even greater scale and diversity of products they need to solve the diseases of the future.”
Philip Noone, CEO of Aalto.