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Biotechs Partner on Synthetic Plant-Based Drugs

Two biotechnology companies are designing new processes to produce ingredients much like those found in drugs made from plants for essential medicines. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Partner on Synthetic Plant-Based Drugs

RNA Manufacturer Goes Public in $282M Merger

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A company producing synthetic RNA for agricultural and biomedical applications is now a public company after a special-purpose acquisition. . . . → Read More: RNA Manufacturer Goes Public in $282M Merger

Moderna to Build mRNA Vaccine Plant in Canada

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The biotechnology company Moderna Inc. agreed to build a manufacturing plant for its messenger RNA or mRNA vaccines in Canada. . . . → Read More: Moderna to Build mRNA Vaccine Plant in Canada

Biotech Opens Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility

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A biotechnology company serving gene therapy developers is opening a manufacturing facility for engineered viruses that deliver gene therapies. . . . → Read More: Biotech Opens Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility

$60M Challenge Seeks RNA Bio-Production Network

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A new challenge competition aims to build a distributed network of facilities to design, develop, and manufacture RNA-based biologic products. . . . → Read More: $60M Challenge Seeks RNA Bio-Production Network

Patent Awarded for Safer Cancer Drug Delivery

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A pharmaceutical R&D company is receiving a patent for its process that encapsulates and better targets chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Safer Cancer Drug Delivery

Biotechs Partner on Crispr Therapies for Neuro Disorders

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Two biotechnology companies are designing therapies to deliver edited genes to treat Friedreich’s ataxia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Partner on Crispr Therapies for Neuro Disorders

Plant-Based Material Designed to Replace Plastics

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Biochemists created a polymer film derived from soy proteins in a sustainable process that can replace many of today’s single-use plastics. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Material Designed to Replace Plastics

Low Cost Vaccine, Patch Device Produce Immune Responses

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Tests with lab mice show one dose of a lower cost Covid-19 vaccine given with a needle-free patch generates strong antibody and cellular immune responses. . . . → Read More: Low Cost Vaccine, Patch Device Produce Immune Responses

Plant-Based Lipids Developed for mRNA Vaccines

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Chemists at industry and academic labs created safer lipids for delivering messenger RNA vaccines, such as those protecting against Covid-19. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Lipids Developed for mRNA Vaccines