Aldevron Breakthrough Blog

Combining Resources to Streamline and Standardize Therapies

Academics and manufacturing making processes better

Witnessing firsthand the growth of cell and gene therapy to progress more programs to the bedside is an exciting time in the biotechnology industry, particularly with new partnership approaches being developed. I was able to get an overview of one particular partnership during a podcast featuring Tom Foti, VP of Protein Business unit at Aldevron, and Kris Saha, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin.

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Four Major Steps Involved in mRNA Manufacturing

From potential to solution

For more than two decades, in vitro transcribed (IVT) messenger RNA (mRNA) has been considered for its potential to address unmet medical needs and to transform the development and manufacture of medicines. This potential was suddenly realized by the unprecedented response to Covid 19, ushering in a new era in the application of mRNA technologies to solve challenging health problems.

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Aiming for improved delivery, safety, at ESGCT

Covering multiple modalities

Every year, October marks the change in the season, the dropping of temperatures, and the height of conference season for biotech. This year’s ESGCT meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, was the event’s first in-person occurrence since 2019, and it was exciting to be back – Edinburgh didn’t disappoint! There was rich dialogue amongst industry experts, healthy attendance with over 2,000 delegates, exceptional networking events, and the city of Edinburgh was a joy with several unseasonably sunny days.

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Webinar: Genome Editing Tools: Beyond Discovery

CRISPR nucleases and NanoplasmidTM working together

As one of the most significant discoveries in gene and cell therapy, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing systems continue to evolve. In this webinar, “Genome Editing Tools: Beyond Discovery,” Aldevron experts Dr. Jim Williams and Max Sellman detail innovative tools to support gene editing clinical programs, highlighting Nanoplasmids as an HDR template paired with Cas9 nucleases in CAR-T applications.

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RNA is Only One Ingredient in RNA Development

Defining paths and building relationships

While research into RNA, including mRNA and related derivatives, has been ongoing for almost 50 years, it’s taken the COVID-19 pandemic to accelerate the development of vaccines using this technology. mRNA provides an incredible opportunity to develop new treatments for viral based, genetically driven, or cancerous diseases.

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Unspoken Themes

Big topics not always on conference agendas

For events such as Biotech Week Boston, industry leaders, suppliers, regulatory agencies and academia come together to collaborate, present and partner on topics related to biotechnology, specifically therapeutics. And every year there is an unspoken theme you don’t see on the agenda, where speakers, attendees and sponsors discuss shared pain points, challenges and what the future could hold. 

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Podcast: Insights into the Editing of the Human Genome

Where Can Novel Nonviral Polymeric Delivery Agents Take Us?

Collaboration has always been an important part of scientific research and discovery, especially when you combine the resources of strategic partners in science, clinical, engineering and manufacturing.

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Structured DNA Repeats

A plasmid replication challenge

For decades, the cell and gene therapy industry has been using the same plasmid technology in vaccination, cell and gene therapy, and as a raw material in viral vector and RNA production. In some cases, that technology isn’t a good fit for the processes where it’s being used. Now, with the growing popularity of Nanoplasmid™ vectors, that is starting to change.

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