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An innovative, Cell Therapy based CDMO Announces the Expansion of its Facility

Lykan Bioscience, a contract development and manufacturing organisation specialising in cell-based therapeutics, announced the expansion of its facility in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The increasing need for cell therapy process research and production is driving the expansion and establishment of new innovation lab. As part of the facility expansion plan, seven ISO 7 cGMP suites with autologous […]

Domestic Japanese Infrastructure to Secure Stable Supply of Vaccines


Excerpt Japanese biotech firm Takara Bio Inc. will start producing messenger RNA vaccines on a contract basis possibly from next January, its officials said Thursday November 4th, in a move likely to help cut the country’s reliance on imports for COVID-19 vaccines. Takara Bio is expected to launch in January a production base capable of […]

Delivery Agreement for Paediatric Vaccines in Singapore Falls to Pfizer, Says Health Minister


Excerpt Singapore has signed a new supply agreement with Pfizer for its paediatric Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday, November 15. The agreement also includes the delivery of these vaccines, and the Ministry of Health (MOH) is in “constant contact” with Pfizer to fulfil these […]

WuXi ATU Opens New Facility in Philadelphia for Advanced Therapies Testing


Excerpt WuXi Advanced Therapies, a wholly owned subsidiary of WuXi AppTec, has announced the official launch of its testing facility located in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard. Article Summary The new facility with 140,000 square feet of labs, will improve the firm’s Contract Testing, Development, and Manufacturing Organization business model by expanding the previous testing capacity. This will allow the company to meet […]

Quezon City in the Philippines Inaugurates its Own Cold Storage Facility for Vaccines and Medicine Distribution


THE Quezon City government has inaugurated its own cold room and storage facility which can store vaccines and medicines with controlled cold temperature requirements, Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte said on Thursday. Belmonte described the facility as a valuable investment of the city’s public health system.    “This is a manifestation of how important public health […]

Lykan Bioscience to Increase Its Cell Therapy Process Development and Manufacturing Capacity by 90%


Excerpt Lykan Bioscience, a contract development and manufacturing organisation specialising in cell-based therapeutics, announced the expansion of its facility in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The increasing need for cell therapy process research and production is driving the expansion and establishment of new innovation lab. Article Summary As part of the facility expansion plan, seven ISO 7 cGMP suites with autologous and allogeneic […]

Sanofi Invests $60 Million in an Eye-Focused Gene Therapy Biotech Company


Excerpt Sanofi is investing up to $60 million in a UK based gene therapy start up, Gyroscope Therapeutics. The company is developing therapies for a prevalent form of blindness. The funds are raised after the firm announced positive safety data from their gene – therapy (GT005). Article Summary Gyroscope was founded by U.K. based healthcare investment business – Syncona Ltd. Syncona […]

Blackstone Life Sciences Supports Autolus Therapeutics with $250 Million Investment


Excerpt Autolus Therapeutics plc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops cell therapies for cancer treatment has announced a financial agreement with Blackstone Life Sciences for $250 million. Article Summary Autolus will receive up to $250 million in equity and product financing from Blackstone which will enable the development of CART cell therapy product – obecabtagene autoleucel (obe-cel), […]

Distribution and Demand the Key Hurdles as Vaccine Supply Issues are Resolved, says Bill Gates


Excerpt: Between natural and vaccine immunity and emerging oral treatments, “the death rate and the disease rate ought to be coming down pretty dramatically,” the billionaire founder of Microsoft Corp. said Thursday at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore. The constraints on vaccinating the world against COVID-19 will shift next year, Gates said, as […]

Covid Vaccine Glass Tubing Manufacturer Schott Invests 70 Million Euros In A Facility In Gujarat


Excerpt: SCHOTT Glass India, a leading German speciality glass manufacturer, has announced a 70 million euro investment to expand its Gujarat tubing factory, which currently produces FIOLAX glass, which is used in Covid-19 vaccine packaging in India.   SCHOTT’s glass tubing is used to package about 95% of Covid-19 vaccinations in India, according to the […]

South Korean Companies Plan To Invest US$5.4 Billion To Build Vaccination Centre By 2024


Excerpt To make South Korea a K-global COVID vaccine hub, the government is dedicated to cultivating and aiding the vaccine industry. South Korea’s government wants to make it a worldwide vaccine production and distribution hub. Furthermore, by 2024, the private sector has committed to invest a record US$5.4 Billion. At the meeting, the government decided […]

Uzbekistan has established Central Asia’s largest Cold Chain Vaccine Facility


Excerpt UNICEF has supported the building of supply and cold chain systems at both national and local levels in Uzbekistan, including through mobile teams, for the past four years, thanks to funding from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.     UNICEF handed over the Republican Cold Chain Warehouse, Central Asia’s largest vaccine facility, to the Uzbek […]