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In the News: Moderna and Aldevron Announce Expanded Partnership for mRNA Vaccine and Therapeutic Pipeline

Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRNA), and Aldevron have announced their expanded collaboration in support of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and additional programs in Moderna’s clinical development pipeline. Specifically, Aldevron will supply plasmid DNA to serve as the genetic template for generating the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine and other investigational programs in Moderna’s pipeline.

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Plasmid DNA Insights: Expanded Focus on CMC in Gene & Cell Therapy Development

Gene and cell therapy developers are contending with the implications of the evolving regulatory environment while trying to progress programs as quickly as possible to address unmet needs and secure first-mover advantage in competitive indications. Regulators are facilitating efforts to truncate development timelines through a series of designations that can expedite programs while also making efforts to implement standardization.

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In the News: Aldevron Expands Manufacturing Capabilities in Madison

On February 10, Aldevron hosted a virtual celebration of its lab facility expansion in Madison.
 
Aldevron produces the raw materials that allow clients to make groundbreaking therapies, and its protein business unit has operated within University Research Park since 2009. The facility’s growth from 8,000 to nearly 30,000 square feet includes a new 3,500-square-foot fermentation suite and will allow the company to expand its projects’ scope and scale.
 
Read the full article from University of Wisconsin-Madison   here.
 
Additionally, Tom Foti, President of Aldevron's Protein Business Unit provided a virtual tour, which you can view below!
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Advancing Direct Enzyme Delivery for Therapeutic Genome Editing In Vivo

Genome editing enzymes such as Cas9 have been successfully employed to target different genetic disorders in model systems, and ex vivo approaches have demonstrated the clinical potential of this technology. However, the challenge of delivering such corrective enzymes in vivo represents a substantial barrier to therapeutic translation.  

Viral vectors—refined during their use in traditional gene therapy—represent the most widely-used delivery platform in preclinical work, and nanoparticles are quickly maturing into a comparably powerful vehicle. Direct delivery of pre-formed CRISPR enzymes has recently emerged as an appealing strategy for enabling therapeutic editing in vivo.  

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In the News: Aldevron to Host Virtual Ribbon Cutting for Madison Site

Aldevron recently announced its upcoming virtual ribbon cutting event, which will take place on Wednesday, February 10 at 12:00 PM CST. Its focus will be the company's investments in key areas, expanding Aldevron's ability to enable clients' breakthroughs in the emerging field of genetic medicine, further impacting patients and achieving the company's mission.

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