Challenging times require creative solutions. Especially now, when in-person contact is discouraged yet first-hand, observed information is critical, we all depend on fresh ways to think about how we provide access and insight.
Aldevron has taken the basic design of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) for biological manufacturing clean rooms a step beyond the industry standard. The result is a super-clean system in our primary facility that allows us to produce the highest quality plasmid DNA, proteins and enzymes. In fact, from a cleanliness standpoint the Aldevron HVAC system is the cleanest I’ve worked on in my 20 years in the industry.
At the turn of the century, viral manufacturers were facing major headwinds, and the sector was in a rut. Part of the problem was the inability to get enough clinical grade DNA, quickly enough, at the right price point for them to be able to progress through clinical trials.
Plasmids are essential for the development of viral vectors used to manufacture novel gene therapies and viral vaccines. Aldevron is supporting the innovation of drug developers in this space by providing standardized royalty-free, bulk AAV helper and lentiviral packaging plasmids for research and GMP production.
Like many trade shows, conferences and other events this year, the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) had to quickly make alternative arrangements for its annual meeting due to COVID-19. To avoid cancelling this highly anticipated event, organizers opted for a virtual conference for speakers, exhibitors and attendees.
Spring brought nearly perfect conditions to the job site. The fortunate lack of rain, snow, and extreme temperatures allowed the campus buildout to buzz with contractors, laborers and equipment.
James Brown, Ph.D., Presenting "Standardized Plasmids for Viral Vector Production" Tech Talk at American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Annual Meeting
Representatives from Aldevron will attend the 22nd Annual Meeting for the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT), April 29 - May 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Earlier this month Aldevron hosted its first scientific conference, the Breakthrough Symposium. We felt the time was right, given 2018 is Aldevron’s 20th anniversary, to invite those in the gene and cell therapy fields to Fargo, North Dakota, for collaboration, networking and fellowship. We were overwhelmed and gratified by the response!
Girl Saved by Gene Therapy Will Speak at Breakthrough Symposium Featuring Leading Biotechnology Researchers
This article was originally published in the October 26, 2018, edition of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and is republished here in its entirety.