Aldevron News: Clinical Grade Manufacturing/cGMP

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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In the News: Aldevron Now Offering AAV Rep/Cap Plasmids For Viral Vector Production

Aldevron announced today the immediate availability of rep/cap plasmids pALD-AAV2, AAV5 and AAV6 to support AAV viral vector manufacturing. All three rep/cap plasmids are immediately available at Research Grade. Additionally, pALD-AAV6 is immediately available at the GMP-Source® quality level, while pALD-AAV2 and pALD-AAV5 will be made available based on market demand. The plasmids are royalty free for all applications in support of pre-clinical activities through clinical development and commercial production.

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In the News: Pharma's Almanac - The Pivotal Role of Plasmid DNA

Plasmid DNA was key to the development of biologic drug manufacturing. Today, it plays a critical role in the production of next-generation cell and gene therapies and vaccines. With its plasmid DNA manufacturing expertise, Aldevron has helped facilitate the advance of these important therapeutics. The company continues to invest in additional capacity and novel capabilities to support biopharma manufacturers into the future.

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In the news: Pharma's Almanac - CRISPR RNPs and the Future of Cell and Gene Therapy

As clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) therapies progress to the clinic, the key CRISPR editing components are primarily being delivered by recombinant virus, RNA, or as ribonucleoprotein (RNP), which is the active complex formed by the guide RNA and Cas9 protein. RNPs have several attractive properties as a delivery format, particularly in the manufacturing of ex vivo cellular therapies, the most rapidly growing segment of the CRISPR therapeutics market.

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Webinar Highlights Potential of Researcher-CMO Collaboration in Gene Editing Therapy

As a Project Scientist for the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Mark DeWitt has developed a phase 1 GMP-compatible protocol for correcting diseases that cause gene mutations using a CRISPR-Cas9 modular, non-viral gene editing platform. His specific research focuses on a treatment for sickle cell anemia that is more accessible and less costly than a bone marrow transplant—currently, the only way to address the disease. 

Over the past year, DeWitt has partnered with Aldevron and Synthego, industry leaders in CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases and gRNA manufacturing, respectively.

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