Aldevron Breakthrough Blog / Meagan Gelinske

Aldevron Joins Cell and Gene Therapy Consortia

Cell and gene therapies (C&GTs) comprise a rapidly expanding segment of the life science industry. Due to this growth, companies can encounter significant challenges when scaling their therapeutics from research through clinical trials to commercialization.

The C&GT industry is working to standardize manufacturing processes and practices, and here at Aldevron we have joined forces with multiple industry consortia to help address these challenges.

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Top things to consider when returning to the lab in the era of COVID-19

The work you perform is essential, and returning to the lab during the COVID-19 era poses several challenges. When you work with a safety-first mindset during your workday and follow the lab and local government regulatory guidelines, you may continue to carry out your essential duties while posing little risk to yourself and those around you. Here are some tips on how to smoothly transition back to work in the lab.

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What to Consider When Using DIY Kits for Plasmid DNA Production

Plasmid DNA purification has come a long way since Herbert Boyer and Stanley N. Cohen's experiments in the early 1970s. Molecular biology is now dominated by the various ways recombinant DNA and RNA can be manipulated, and purification techniques have evolved to meet this demand. In sharp contrast to the complicated, labor-intensive efforts that were needed in previous decades to extract even a small amount of DNA, there are now numerous easy-to-use DIY kits available that enable researchers to obtain the DNA they need.

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One Health: A Connection Between People and Animals

When we talk about One Health, just what do we mean? On its own, the phrase can be interpreted to mean many things, but for what we do in the biotechnology field, it encompasses human and animal health and disease, along with related environmental and epidemiological components. Essentially, it defines how people and animals interact with, and within, our shared environments, especially in reference to health and developing treatments for diseases.

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