Robert C. Getts, PhD, and Jessica Bowers review how the 3DNA platform is composed entirely of noncoding DNA assembled through the sequential hybridization of single strands of DNA into a network of double-stranded nucleic acid having a controlled architecture, and multiple attachment sites for drug and targeting molecules.
Laurie L. Sullivan and Shalini S. Dewan, BCC Research Analysts, believe with the advent of genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology, it is now possible to produce a wide variety of human proteins, and that these novel technologies have lifted the market for therapeutic proteins to new heights.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin recently spoke with several companies that are debunking the theory that access to the latest technological platforms to aid efficient drug discovery and development is limited to Big Pharma, which can more easily justify the costs of creating and operating innovative platforms.
Joseph S. Dillon, PhD, MBA, and Lainie Mulvanny discuss the transformation of CNTs into a unique composition of matter, marking a complete departure from the dirty, tangled micron bundles of CNTs that frustrated medical researchers for years.
Don Paul Kovarcik, MBA, and William Wittbold, MS, indicate that while protein therapeutics have enjoyed considerable commercial success throughout the past 3 decades, there still remain formulation and delivery challenges.
ANTIGEN-SCREENING SYSTEM – Perfecting the Promise of T Cell Therapies for Infectious Disease & Cancer
THE EVOLUTION OF IMMUNOTHERAPIES The human body is armed with an efficient and elegant immune system that fights pathogens and tumor cells using T cells…
Xiaoyi Xu, MS, Chandreyee Das, PhD, and Michael Sturges, PhD, indicate that the phosphorylation of histidine has not been widely studied in mammalian cells, despite its discovery in bovine liver mitochondria, and ask the question, could the phosphorylation of histidine emerge as a therapeutically important pathway in mammals?
Jean Pierre Wery, PhD, indicates immunotherapy in combination with traditional treatments has the potential for becoming a more effective alternative to the current standard of care. These types of combination therapies are currently under investigation and appear to have synergistic effects compared to the use of one therapy alone.
NANOPARTICLE CHARACTERIZATION – One Size Does Not Fit All: Nanoparticle Size Analysis for Nanomedicine Applications
Andrew N. Cleland, PhD, Jean-Luc Fraikin, PhD, Peter Meinhold, PhD, and Franklin Monzon, PhD, describe a new diagnostic instrument able to rapidly and accurately report detailed nanoparticle size distributions for a wide variety of nanoparticle types and concentrations in a range of different solutions.
DRUG DELIVERY – PLEX(TM) Local Drug Delivery Platform Enables Prolonged, Controlled-Release Medications
Noam Emanuel, PhD, reviews how PLEX is a unique local drug delivery platform that brings numerous innovative solutions to the market in various fields, such as infections, inflammations, and cancer.
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Fortress Biotech Announces Aevitas Therapeutics Enters Sponsored Research Agreement to Advance AAV Gene Therapy Technology
Fortress Biotech recently announced that its subsidiary, Aevitas Therapeutics, Inc. has entered into a sponsored research agreement (SRA) with the laboratory of Wenchao Song, PhD,…
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Credence MedSystems Closes $12.8-Million Financing to Support Ongoing Development & Scaling of Innovative Delivery Products
Credence MedSystems, Inc., an innovator in injectable drug delivery devices, recently announced the closing of a Series B financing resulting in gross proceeds to the company of $12.8 million.
Avalon GloboCare Forms Strategic Partnership With Weill Cornell Medical College to Co-develop Technologies & Bio-production of CAR-T Therapy
This strategic partnership aims to co-develop bio-production and standardization procedures in procurement, storage, processing, clinical study protocols, and bio-banking for Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T therapy, in accordance with the Foundation of Accreditation for Cellular Therapy (FACT) and American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) standards.