23:27 , Jul 1, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

July 1 Company Quick Takes: Alnylam submits MAA for hepatic porphyria therapy; plus Sage, Amicus and PTC

Alnylam submits hepatic porphyria therapy MAA  Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) submitted an MAA to EMA for givosiran to treat acute hepatic porphyria. Last month, the biotech completed a rolling NDA for the subcutaneous RNAi therapeutic...
20:49 , May 24, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

How Europe’s hotspots of innovation could fuel its rise as a global player in new modalities

It is clear that Europe has hotspots of innovation that are discovering and developing the next wave of new therapeutic modalities. Nearly every category of new modality has a European champion, with clusters forming around...
20:46 , Apr 15, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

$1.2B Catalent-Paragon deal latest in race to lock up gene therapy manufacturing

The 6x multiple Catalent is paying for gene therapy manufacturer Paragon Bioservices suggests buyers believe gene therapy companies will remain heavily dependent on outsourcing as new therapies are approved in the next few years. Catalent...
14:01 , Mar 25, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Thermo Fisher buying gene therapy manufacturer Brammer Bio

Thermo Fisher will pay $1.7 billion to acquire gene and cell therapy contract development and manufacturing company Brammer Bio, giving it vector manufacturing sites in Massachusetts and Florida. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), which chiefly...
03:55 , Dec 14, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

Gene therapy’s make or buy choice

Whether or not to bring manufacturing in-house for gene therapy companies is becoming a critical choice, as contract manufacturers struggle to keep up with demand. The trade-off for the upfront investment risk is control over...