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Company Helps Labs Build Gene, Cell Therapy Businesses

DNAmolcule model

A new company formed offering full-scale facilities to develop cell and gene therapy products spun-off from academic research labs. . . . → Read More: Company Helps Labs Build Gene, Cell Therapy Businesses

Gut Organ Chip Developed for Realistic Conditions

Human gut microbes

A bio-engineering group created a chip device that simulates human intestine tissue in the lab, but under more realistic conditions than before. . . . → Read More: Gut Organ Chip Developed for Realistic Conditions

Companies Partner on Kidney Disease in $2B Deal

Goldfinch

A collaboration between biopharmaceutical maker Gilead Sciences and biotechnology company Goldfinch Bio aims to develop precision medicines for treating various kidney diseases. . . . → Read More: Companies Partner on Kidney Disease in $2B Deal

Biotech, NIH Partner on Opioid Alternative Discovery

Pills and dollar bill

A company creating human tissue samples from stem cells is partnering with National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, or NCATS, to help find new alternatives to opioid drugs. . . . → Read More: Biotech, NIH Partner on Opioid Alternative Discovery

Crispr Used to Create Circuit-Like Genes

Half-adder circuit

A biotechnology team uses genome-editing to create synthetic genes acting like electronic circuits that can be arrayed in cells like computer components. . . . → Read More: Crispr Used to Create Circuit-Like Genes

Human Heart 3-D Printed from Patient Cells

3-D printed heart

A biomedical engineering team printed a three-dimensional scale model of a human heart, including blood vessels, from cells donated by a living person. . . . → Read More: Human Heart 3-D Printed from Patient Cells

Start-Up Creating Off-the-Shelf Stem Cell Therapies

Chad Cowan

A new company is licensing technology from the lab of its co-founder at Harvard University to develop stem cell therapies for any recipients, without causing immune reactions. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Creating Off-the-Shelf Stem Cell Therapies

Univ. Developing Implanted Islet Cell Bags for Diabetes

Klearchos Papas

Implantable collections of insulin-producing islet cells resembling tea bags, for people with type 1 diabetes, are being developed by researchers at University of Arizona. . . . → Read More: Univ. Developing Implanted Islet Cell Bags for Diabetes

Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Crispr genome edits illustration

Clinical trials testing the genome editing technique Crispr for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia, two inherited blood disorders, enrolled and infused their first patients. . . . → Read More: Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Stem Cell Genes Edited to Avoid Immune Rejection

Sonja Schrepfer and Tobias Deuse

A new study shows editing the genomes of adult stem cells can avoid their rejection by the immune system when implanted in lab mice other than the stem cell donor. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Genes Edited to Avoid Immune Rejection