Biden executive order launches National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative
President Joe Biden signed an executive order today that is intended to allow the U.S. to harness the potential of biotechnology and biomanufacturing, according to an announcement by the White House. Read More
Akadeum looks to advance the cell separation process with microbubbles
Microbubble technology offers researchers the ability to perform cell separation without a column or magnet, generating higher yield and faster turnaround times, according to Akadeum Life Sciences CEO Brandon McNaughton who spoke with ScienceBoard.net about the company's technology. Read More
ElevateBio, University of Pittsburgh awarded $100M grant to create biomanufacturing center
ElevateBio and the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded a $100 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to create the Pitt BioForge BioManufacturing Center at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh. Read More
Beckman Coulter teams with Flownamics on bioprocess culture monitoring
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has partnered with Flownamics to offer an automated, online solution for bioprocess culture monitoring and control, meeting what the companies see as an unmet need in the current bioprocessing environment. Read More
NSF awards $6M to develop purification membranes for large-scale manufacturing of viral vectors
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $6 million grant to researchers at the University of Arkansas and two partner institutions to develop purification membranes for future large-scale manufacturing of viral vectors and viruslike particles. Read More
Mayo Clinic, National Resilience to create center for biomanufacturing regenerative technologies
The Mayo Clinic and biotech company National Resilience have announced a strategic collaboration in biomanufacturing to deliver novel biotherapeutics for rare and complex conditions, with a focus on therapies derived from biologics for use in medicines. Read More
Discovery of widespread DNA damage in stem cell lines spurs call for pre-use sequencing
More than 70% of stem cell lines derived from human skin cells have damage to their DNA that could compromise their use in research and cell-based therapies, according to a study published August 11 in Nature Genetics. Read More
New technique could enable production of generic CAR T cells at scale
A Boston Children’s Hospital lab has developed a new method that could make chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy more widely available using induced pluripotent stem cells to develop mature immune cells. Read More
NIH awards grants to launch experimental science rigor initiative
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded five new grants to launch an initiative designed to support education in the principles of rigorous scientific research. Read More
Thermo Fisher, Structura Biotechnology unveil particle analysis software
Thermo Fisher Scientific and Structura Biotechnology are partnering together on a new, single particle analysis software. The software will be a version of Structura's CryoSparc Live and will integrate with Thermo Fisher's Smart EPU software and cryo-transmission electron microscope technology. Read More
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