Aldevron Breakthrough Blog: Events

Plasmid DNA Insights: Expanded Focus on CMC in Gene & Cell Therapy Development

Aldevron recently hosted a webinar through Endpoints news titled: Plasmid DNA Insights: Expanded Focus on CMC in Gene and Cell Therapy Development.

Arsalan Arif, the publisher and founder of Endpoints News moderated the well-balanced, industry expert guest panel featuring Dr. Anthony Davis, Chief Executive of Dark Horse Consulting, Ken Bonnell, SVP of Quality and Regulatory at Aldevron; Biswarup Dasgupta, Director of Quality Assurance at Sarepta; and Frank Bonnelly, Director of Supply Chain at Encoded.

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Improving CRISPR Genome Editing to Treat Genetic Disease

CRISPR genome editing has enormous potential as a means to treat genetic disorders, such as sickle cell disease. However, despite massive success in pre-clinical experiments, the impact of CRISPR in the clinic has been relatively limited.

One problem is a lack of options for large-scale delivery of CRISPR enzymes to patients.

Earlier this month, Aldevron and Synthego co-sponsored a GEN webinar exploring excitingnew research into how to deliver genome editing enzymes in vivo into patient cells.

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A Successful and Inspiring Breakthrough Symposium

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!

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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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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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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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