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NIH to evaluate effectiveness of male contraceptive skin gel

NIH to evaluate effectiveness of male contraceptive skin gel

28 Nov 2018

The gel formulation includes the progestin compound segesterone acetate, in combination with testosterone, and is applied to the back and shoulders and absorbed through the skin.

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QPS expands US-based Phase I clinical trial capabilities

QPS expands US-based Phase I clinical trial capabilities

27 Nov 2018

Expansion supports the growing needs of the company's pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CRO partners.

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Grant winners to investigate continuous manufacturing for gene therapies

Grant winners to investigate continuous manufacturing for gene therapies

26 Nov 2018

Cobra Biologics, Pall, and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult share £1.5 million grant from the UK's innovation agency.

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Proprietary nasal delivery formulation of diazepam reaches NDA

Proprietary nasal delivery formulation of diazepam reaches NDA

7 Nov 2018

The absolute bioavailability of the Valtoco intranasal formulation was 96% of intravenous diazepam in a Phase I cross-over trial.

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Plasticell receives EU funding to advance neurodegenerative disease research

Plasticell receives EU funding to advance neurodegenerative disease research

1 Nov 2018

Th company's CombiCult combinatorial cell culture technology will be used to generate high fidelity, progenitor and terminally differentiated neuronal and glial cell subtypes for incorporation into next-generation models.

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Lonza acquires controlling stake in Octane Biotech to further develop Cocoon autologous technology

Lonza acquires controlling stake in Octane Biotech to further develop Cocoon autologous technology

30 Oct 2018

Acquisition further strengthens Lonza’s commitment to drive the next generation of manufacturing patient-specific and personalized therapies.

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SIRIO Pharma opens multimillion gummy production plant

SIRIO Pharma opens multimillion gummy production plant

18 Oct 2018

The new ‘Centre of Excellence’ already boasts one of the world’s most advanced gummy production line designed to meet demand from global markets.

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New formulation modelling successes using ex vivo tissue

New formulation modelling successes using ex vivo tissue

9 Oct 2018

One study uses the company's proprietary TurChub model, to evaluate the diffusion and subsequent activity of drugs in human nails.

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Three-way collaboration to advance gene therapy

Three-way collaboration to advance gene therapy

4 Oct 2018

Partnership aims to increase the robustness and reduce costs for the manufacturing of AAV vectors.

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New oral treatment for metastatic melanoma receives EU authorisation

New oral treatment for metastatic melanoma receives EU authorisation

24 Sep 2018

Encorafenib in combination with binimetinib demonstrated 14.9 months median progression-free survival compared with vemurafenib monotherapy (7.3 months).

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Plasticell wins military contract to develop regenerative medicines for the battlefield

Plasticell wins military contract to develop regenerative medicines for the battlefield

4 Sep 2018

Company to use its combinatorial stem cell screening platform to develop technologies for the conversion of pluripotent stem cells into platelets.

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New biopharmaceutical testing laboratory to open in Geneva

New biopharmaceutical testing laboratory to open in Geneva

28 Aug 2018

SGS's expansion will enable the service provider to offer a full ICH Q6B physico-chemical characterization of biological products.

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