Vectors and Their Successful Husbandry

Viral vectors are the essential drivers for gene transfer protocols. What’s more, the “library of viral vectors needs to be optimized based on their application for proper gene delivery to transfer gene sequences into...

Lesaffre Takes Majority shareholding in Chinese company Biohymn Biotechnology – PerishableNews

Pursuing its expansion strategy on Chinese market, Lesaffre, global key player in the field of yeasts and fermentation, has concluded a majority shareholding in Biohymn Biotechnology; a Chinese company specialized in the production of...

Bavarian Nordic’s Vaccine Shows Biodefense Potential in Phase I

With a successful phase I clinical trial, Danish biotech Bavarian Nordic has come a step closer to commercializing the first vaccine to protect humans against equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne infection that has been explored...

French Manufacturing Plant Launches to Make Cell Therapy Cheap and Scalable

The Bordeaux-based company Treefrog Therapeutics has opened an industrial demonstration plant with the aim of producing cell therapies 10 times more efficiently than with current technology. The €2M plant occupies an area around a fifth...

New evidence supports long-debated mode of evolution

Jun 9 2020 A team working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) found evidence to support a long-debated mode of evolution, revealing how evolution captures environmental variation to teach old genes new tricks: Sweat...

Virginia Tech researcher develops new ‘fat burning’ molecule with potential to treat obesity

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 8 2020 Obesity affects more than 40 percent of adults in the United States and 13 percent of the global population. With obesity comes a variety of other interconnected diseases...

Milkweed, only food source for monarch caterpillars, ubiquitously contaminated

Harmful pesticides found in Western Monarch breeding ground Credit: Photo by Angela Laws, Xerces Society. RENO, Nev. – New evidence identifies 64 pesticide residues in milkweed, the main...

Potential Biomarker Identified for Prescreening Donors’ hMSCs Growth Capacity and Potency

Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore say they have identified a potential biomarker for prescreening donors for their human mesenchymal stem cells’ (MSCs) growth capacity and potency. “With the...

UK Startup Launches with €10M to Detect Epigenetic Signs of Cancer in Blood

A seed round of €10.1M will fund the launch of the University of Oxford spinout Base Genomics, which aims to improve cancer detection by measuring epigenetic changes to tumor DNA circulating in the blood.  The...

Lesaffre expands in China with Biohymn Biotechnology stake – FoodBev.com

Lesaffre has acquired a majority stake in Biohymn Biotechnology, a Chinese company specialising in the production of yeast and yeast extracts, for an undisclosed sum.  The deal aligns with Lesaffre’s goal of expanding its presence...