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Chip Device Simulates Islet Cell Functions

Islet cell chip

A new device testing the functions of insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas is designed on a plastic chip made with common materials and manufacturing methods. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Simulates Islet Cell Functions

Industry-Academic Team Studies Myelin Renewal

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Researchers are studying techniques for blocking proteins that damage myelin, the protective coating on nerve cells, as occurs in multiple sclerosis and other diseases. . . . → Read More: Industry-Academic Team Studies Myelin Renewal

Genentech, Biotech Partner on Multiple Sclerosis

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A company designing treatments to restore the protective coating on nerve cells damaged by multiple sclerosis is collaborating with biotechnology enterprise Genentech. . . . → Read More: Genentech, Biotech Partner on Multiple Sclerosis

Stem Cell Start-Up Raises $250M in Venture Funds

T-cell lymphocyte

A company begun last year to create cancer therapies from banked, off-the-shelf stem cells is raising $250 million in its first round of venture financing. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Start-Up Raises $250M in Venture Funds

Chip Device Simulates Blood-Brain Barrier

Brain circuits

A bioengineering lab developed a miniaturized chip with living cells that offers a realistic simulation of the blood-brain barrier to test new drugs. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Simulates Blood-Brain Barrier

Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery

Reza Shabazi and Jennifer Adair

Cancer researchers designed a technique using gold nanoscale particles for safer delivery of edited gene therapies to blood-forming stem cells. . . . → Read More: Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery

High-Speed 3-D Organ Printing in Development

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A research team in Europe and Israel is devising a new process for faster bio-printing of human organs with three-dimensional printing. . . . → Read More: High-Speed 3-D Organ Printing in Development

Viral Disease Biotech Joins ElevateBio, Gains $120M

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A biotechnology company developing immunotherapies for viral diseases is joining the ElevateBio consortium providing manufacturing for cell and gene therapies. . . . → Read More: Viral Disease Biotech Joins ElevateBio, Gains $120M

Start-Up to Use Stem Cells for Hearing Loss

Headphones

A new enterprise in the U.K. is creating treatments with stem cells to repair damaged nerve cells in the inner ear that causes hearing loss. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Use Stem Cells for Hearing Loss

Company Helps Labs Build Gene, Cell Therapy Businesses

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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