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Abzena

Abzena nabs $65M to bolster manufacturing and research services on both sides of the pond

Roughly one year after dropping designs on a $200 million biologics plant in North Carolina, antibody-drug conjugate specialist Abzena has snared a fresh round of …

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Bayer

Bayer leads $80M funding round for Cellino, betting on new cell therapy manufacturing platform

Since it was established in 2017, Cellino Biotech has offered an intriguing approach to stem cell therapy manufacturing, combining biology, laser physics, gene editing tools …

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COVID-19

JPM 2022: Pfizer bumps Paxlovid production estimate to 120M for this year while also looking to add more capacity

Developing a COVID-19 vaccine at breakneck speed was a monumental achievement for Pfizer and BioNTech. The accompanying manufacturing effort is just as onerous. Similarly, as …

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Catalent

Catalent’s FDA write-up spurred Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy supply woes

Catalent received an FDA write-up for its syringe filling facility in Belgium, BioProcess International reports, adding that it is “allegedly” the culprit behind supply challenges for …

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antibody drugs

China’s new NRDL; Biocon-Viatris biosimilar merger?; Avistone’s $200M series A

China unveiled new inclusions in its national reimbursement drug list, featuring novel therapies from Biogen, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and more. Partners Biocon and Viatris are …

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manufacturing

Ginkgo and Aldevron tout mRNA manufacturing ‘breakthrough’—and the perks could stretch well beyond COVID-19, exec says

A multibillion-dollar SPAC deal? Check. An international acquisition? Check. An mRNA vaccine production “breakthrough?” Ginkgo Bioworks says it has that, too. With its latest manufacturing …

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Bluebird

With the pricing situation ‘untenable’ in Europe, Bluebird will wind down its operations in the ‘broken’ market

Unable to reach a consensus with authorities in Europe around fair gene therapy pricing, bluebird bio will “wind down” its operations there to focus on …

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expansion

PCI’s Tredegar Site Announces Significant Expansion of Analytical Laboratories at its Center of Excellence for Contained Manufacturing

Global pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) is pleased to announce a laboratory expansion at its site in Tredegar, Wales, UK.   The …

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CDMO

Quotient Sciences Launches as the New Global Identity for Quotient Clinical

Quotient Clinical, the drug development services organization, announces its renaming to Quotient Sciences (Quotient), following the acquisitions of Co-Formulate, QS Pharma and SeaView Research. This …

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