Aldevron Breakthrough Blog

Aldevron Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

Michael Chambers, Founder and CEO, Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2018 Builders + Innovators Summit

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Aldevron CEO and Founder Michael Chambers as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at the 2018 Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.

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Taking Biotech as Far as it Can Go at the Breakthrough Symposium

Aldevron is privileged to work with some of the most innovative and groundbreaking companies, academic institutions, and government laboratories in biotechnology today. Since the company’s founding 20 years ago, Michael Chambers and John Ballantyne have always focused on clients, with the goal to improve the lives of the customers and patients they serve. Researchers across the globe are making tremendous breakthroughs in gene and cell therapy and gene editing, resulting in advances in medicine, agriculture, energy and many other fields. We are honored to serve as the basis for many of these transformative products.

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Advancing Therapies with mRNA

The idea of using messenger RNA (mRNA) as a drug or vaccine has interested scientists for decades. It transiently passes genetic information to the protein factories inside our cells, and can be engineered to tell this machinery what to make to fight, or prevent, disease.

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Aldevron, Sanford Health, North Dakota State University highlight advances in rare disease treatment

Area organizations Aldevron, Sanford Health, and North Dakota State University (NDSU) have joined forces to bring together a special event titled, "From the Valley to the Mountain: The RARE Impact of the Red River Valley," on Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Aldevron corporate headquarters, 4837 Amber Valley Parkway, Fargo N.D. The evening will start with refreshments, a Meet and Greet, and a silent auction, followed by leaders in science and medicine from the Red River Valley sharing their contributions toward advancing gene therapy and rare disease research efforts around the world.

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Aldevron and the University of Minnesota collaborate in supporting Rare Disease Day

Aldevron is a sponsor for the Rare Disease Day program, "Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases: Promise and Challenges", presented by the University of Minnesota Center for Orphan Drug Research and Stem Cell Institute on February 23, 2018. Dr. Jakub Tolar, Dean, Medical School, University of Minnesota, will moderate the event, which will include presentations by University of Minnesota faculty and a representative from Abeona Therapeutics.

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Advancing Opportunity in Cell-based Immunotherapy

Both immunotherapy and regenerative medicine are experiencing explosive growth.  It was a pleasure to learn about the advancements in these fields at two excellent conferences, the CAR-TCR Summit organized by Hanson Wade, and the Cell and Gene Meeting on the Mesa sponsored by the Alliance of Regenerative Medicine.

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Aldevron Sponsors Emily Whitehead Foundation Believe Ball

Aldevron, a global provider of plasmid DNA and gene editing enzymes used to support novel cancer therapies, will be a Platinum sponsor of the 2017 Believe Ball organized by the Emily Whitehead Foundation. In its inaugural year, the Believe Ball will bring together T-Cell therapy patients and their families with the doctors, scientists, researchers, and others who helped develop this therapy.

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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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Growing Agricultural Productivity with CRISPR-Cas9

When we talk about the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology, it’s usually in the context of developing treatments for human diseases. But there’s another aspect to the technology that has potential to have just as much impact on our lives: its use in the genetic modification of food crops. 

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