Genomics
Demand for viral vectors seen outpacing capacity growth despite investment surge
The growth in demand for viral vectors is outpacing a push to add capacity, leading to predictions that the current supply shortage will continue despite investment in the space. Read More
New type of CAR T cells provide on-off switch to improve cell therapy safety, efficiency
Researchers at Boston University have created on and off switches for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, enabling them to control the activity of therapies using an approved drug. Read More
Penn State-led team develops more efficient system for delivering CRISPR to stem cells
Modified mRNA (modRNA)-based CRISPR systems improve on the transfection and knockout efficiency of plasmid-based systems in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), a Penn State-led team of interdisciplinary researchers has found. Read More
Akadeum looks to advance the cell separation process with microbubbles
Microbubble technology offers researchers the ability to perform cell separation without a column or magnet, generating higher yield and faster turnaround times, according to Akadeum Life Sciences CEO Brandon McNaughton who spoke with ScienceBoard.net about the company's technology. Read More
CRISPR reveals way to enhance the function, persistence of CAR T-cell therapies
The use of CRISPR knockout screens have uncovered a new regulator of immunity that could enhance the function and persistence of anti-cancer T-cell therapies, according to a study published on August 24 in the journal Nature. Read More
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can give rise to cell toxicity, genomic instability: study
Gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9 can lead to cell toxicity and genome instability depending on the targeted spot of the human genome, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona. Read More
Linus survey finds top two techniques or applications in life sciences R&D
A new survey of scientists finds that the top two techniques or applications in life sciences research and development (R&D) are CRISPR/cell-line engineering and artificial intelligence/machine learning-enabled bioinformatics when it comes to driving scientific advancements. Read More
CRISPR-based study identifies lung proteins that promote, protect against SARS-CoV-2 infections
A study led by University of California, Berkeley researchers has identified specific proteins within the human body that can either promote SARS-CoV-2 infections or protect against them, a discovery they contend could lead to new antiviral therapies. Read More
ARM, NIIMBL offer best practices, standards for cell therapy manufacturing challenges
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) and the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing BioPharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) have released best practices and a standard methodology intended to assist the cell-based therapy field with its ongoing manufacturing challenges. Read More
New DNA editing tool could enable more personalized cell therapies
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities researchers have developed a new tool to predict and customize the rate of a type of DNA editing called site-specific recombination, offering the potential for more personalized cell therapies. Read More
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