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...
18:46 , Mar 29, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

TCR2 to manufacture T cell therapies at CGT Catapult

TCR2 will work with Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (London, U.K.) to manufacture the biotech's TCR Fusion Construct T cells therapies. TCR2 Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRR) said it will have its own dedicated manufacturing space at...
22:19 , Oct 11, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Public funding highlights: 3Q18

Public funding highlights: 3Q18 Selected developments and initiatives in 3Q18 from major sources of public funding including NIH , the U.K.’s Medical Research Council (MRC), the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), the Canadian Institutes of Health...
02:37 , Sep 14, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

Academia’s manufacturing problem

With backups at academic manufacturing centers beginning to hamper translation of early stage gene therapies, pushing those who can afford it to CMOs, at least one non-profit has stepped in with a model to deliver...
00:47 , Jul 27, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

Syncona’s sister act

With the final pieces of its gene therapy portfolio in place, Syncona Investment Management Ltd. thinks its five “sister companies” are poised to capitalize on recent regulatory and technological advances in gene therapy, and push...
22:19 , Jul 19, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Public Funding Highlights: 2Q18

Public Funding Highlights: 2Q18 Selected developments and initiatives in 2Q18 from major sources of public funding including National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.K.’s Medical Research Council (MRC), the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and the...
23:06 , Jun 7, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Management tracks: Alder, BIO

Neurology company Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR) hired Robert Azelby as president and CEO, effective June 13. Azelby was EVP and chief commercial officer at Juno Therapeutics Inc., which Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG) acquired. The Biotechnology Innovation...
19:34 , May 17, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Europe’s piece of the pie

With China’s rising infrastructure for life science innovation and the unabated growth of U.S. science, Europe has two cards to play that can help it compete globally: expertise in key core technologies and its centralized...
21:48 , Apr 27, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Regulation

Independent opportunities

The scenario the U.K. is trying to avoid is a full disconnect from EMA when the Brexit curtain falls. But a clean break from the agency could create opportunities for the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare...
17:21 , Mar 2, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Catapult in regenerative medicine, gene therapy collaboration with Japanese group

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (London, U.K.) and the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine signed a memorandum of understanding Feb. 27 to advance regenerative medicine as well as cell and gene therapies in Japan and...