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Advances in gene therapy call for education, patient advocate says
April 26, 2022 -- Durhane Wong-Rieger, board chair of Rare Diseases International, spoke to ScienceBoard.net at the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Med last week in Barcelona, Spain, following a panel on trends and challenges in gene therapy. Read More
Market access and patient education take center stage at Meeting on the Med
April 26, 2022 -- Companies and patient groups tackled reimbursement hurdles and access challenges in a discussion at the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Med last week in Barcelona, Spain. Titans of the pharmaceutical industry took the stage to discuss important issues facing the growing segment, including patient education, reimbursement, and clinical trials. Read More
COVID-19 protects unvaccinated from reinfection
April 26, 2022 -- Unvaccinated people who have a previous COVID-19 infection have a level of protection from future infections that's comparable to protection provided by mRNA vaccines, according to a new study published on April 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Cevec Pharmaceuticals CEO stresses challenges in producing AAV vectors
April 26, 2022 -- It will be a real challenge to produce sufficient quantities of gene therapy products, in particular when it comes to adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors, according to Nicole Faust, CEO and chief science officer of Cevec Pharmaceuticals. Faust talked to ScienceBoard.net at the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Med last week in Barcelona, Spain. Read More
Investment continues in cell and gene sector, despite disruptions
April 25, 2022 -- Investment in the cell and gene therapy sector remains robust, despite the disruptions over the last several years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That's one of the take-home messages from this week's Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mediterranean, according to ScienceBoard Vice President of Digital Media Sales Walt Schoenborn and reporter Melisande Rouger, who were on site in Barcelona, Spain. Read More
Oreo analysis offers a lesson in rheology and fluid flow behavior
April 25, 2022 -- When you twist open an Oreo sandwich cookie, you're actually imitating a test of basic rheology that has implications for understanding and improving the texture of different food products. Lessons from analyzing the popular cookie could also be used to optimize foams, cosmetics, biological gels, screen printing, and viscoelastic inks used in 3D printing processes, according to research published on April 19 in AIP Physics of Fluids. Read More
Regional government steps in to boost gene therapy manufacturing in Spain
April 22, 2022 -- BARCELONA, SPAIN -- Early cooperation between the government of the Basque region in northern Spain and companies can help boost manufacturing of gene therapies, according to Gotzone Sagardui, health minister for the Basque Country. ScienceBoard.net spoke with Sagardui during the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Med earlier this week. Read More
Context Therapeutics highlights data on ONA-XR and CLDN6 at AACR 2022
April 22, 2022 -- Context Therapeutics released preclinical data from two of its clinical programs to treat women’s cancers at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting. ScienceBoard spoke with Context Therapeutics CEO and co-founder Martin Lehr at the show. Read More
Meeting on the Med opens with new data and eyes on the money
April 21, 2022 -- BARCELONA, SPAIN -- The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Med conference kicked off on April 20 as speakers assessed the current state of the cell and gene therapy sector and explored payment strategies for advanced therapies across the European Union. Read More
MASTER technology could transform CAR T-cell therapy
April 21, 2022 -- A new technology that helps CAR T cells attack cancer cells more aggressively than conventional methods has been published by researchers from North Carolina. Called multifunctional alginate scaffold for T-cell engineering and release (MASTER), the technology was described in a paper published on March 24 in Nature Biotechnology. Read More
Novel methods offer unique solutions for treating hematologic diseases
April 20, 2022 -- Boston Children’s Hospital, NexImmune, and Pregene are a few of the healthcare industry players that are working to modernize treatments for hematologic diseases from a variety of perspectives, according to Cell and Gene Therapy Business Outlook, a sister publication of ScienceBoard. Read More
NKILT moves from stealth mode to active fundraising
April 19, 2022 -- ScienceBoard.net recently caught up with NKILT Therapeutics leaders Raphael Ognar and Henri Bayle at the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Tau PET reveals patterns of early Alzheimer's disease
April 18, 2022 -- Positron emission tomography (PET) scans in patients with early Alzheimer's disease reveal patterns of tau deposits that could help researchers improve the selection of at-risk patients for new drug trials, according to a study published April 18 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
Tetanus immunity treats pancreatic cancer in mice
April 14, 2022 -- Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat, and patients have not benefited from the advances in immunotherapy seen in other diseases. Now, in new research, scientists have demonstrated how the childhood tetanus vaccine could be used to activate the immune system to fight against tumors, according to a study published recently in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Read More
AACR 2022 video: DCIS lesions may affect treatment management
April 13, 2022 -- NEW ORLEANS -- In an interview with ScienceBoard.net, Tanjina Kader, PhD, of the Women's Cancer Research Program at the Sir Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia, shares an overview of her research on ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. Read More
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