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2014-08-14 16:26:36

GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lentigen Corporation, a global leader in lentiviral technology for cell and gene therapy applications, today announced the sale of its lentiviral vector manufacturing business and related assets to Miltenyi Biotec, who will operate through its newly formed, wholly-owned US subsidiary Lentigen Technology, Inc. based in Gaithersburg, MD. In connection with the transaction, Lentigen Corporation has been renamed Opus Bio, Inc., and has been...

2014-08-14 16:26:34

BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Addition of lentiviral gene delivery capabilities complements strategic partnering portfolio. Miltenyi Biotec announced today that it has acquired the lentiviral vector manufacturing business and related assets from US company Lentigen Corporation, a global leader in lentiviral technology for cell and gene therapy applications. The acquisition further strengthens Miltenyi Biotec's portfolio in cell and...

2014-05-28 16:26:41

Groundbreaking Nature Publication Describes Successful ZFN Driven Genome Editing in Long-Term Repopulating Stem Cells Necessary for Clinical Translation RICHMOND, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today the publication in Nature of data demonstrating efficient zinc finger nuclease (ZFN)-mediated, targeted gene insertion that resulted in correction of the genetic defect in stem cells from an individual with X-linked severe combined...

2014-04-08 08:32:20

DUBLIN, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/492nrm/gene_therapy) has announced the addition of a new report "Gene Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/492nrm/gene_therapy ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Gene therapy can be broadly defined as the transfer of defined genetic material to specific target...

2014-03-11 04:21:27

BARCELONA, Spain, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - This gene therapy program is being developed in a public-private partnership between ESTEVE and the research team of Dr. Fatima Bosch at the Center for Biotechnology and Gene Therapy of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) - ESTEVE announce the signing of agreements with REGENX and GENETHON which will allow it to initiate its phase I/II clinical trial in 2015 -...

2013-12-24 13:28:00

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report developing a gene delivery method long sought in the field of gene therapy: a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into the bloodstream and make its way to the right cells. In this early proof-of-concept study, the scientists have shown that they can target tumor blood vessels in mice without affecting healthy tissues. "Most current gene therapies in humans involve...

Scientists Explore Mechanisms Of Viruses' Shells
2013-12-11 09:41:20

International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) Viruses are like small vessels containing an active component, the genetic material, that can infect a host cell. The vessel, called capsid or vector, is basically a shell that changes its shape when it penetrates a cell to infect it, and may even break into pieces. The research team, that includes Guido Polles and Cristian Micheletti of SISSA, carried out computer simulations and used theoretical models to understand how such 'vessel'...

2013-10-30 15:35:50

Scientists in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital have found a way to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to using viruses to deliver therapeutic genes: how to keep the immune system from neutralizing the virus before it can deliver its genetic payload. In a study published recently in Molecular Therapy, researchers found that giving subjects a treatment to temporarily rid the body of antibodies provides the virus safe passage to targeted cells, allowing it to release a...

2013-10-03 23:23:47

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Gene Therapy Market Analysis. London (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Gene therapy is the treatment of a disease by replacing, altering, or supplementing a gene that is absent or abnormal and whose absence or abnormality is causing the disease. It has evolved as one of the most sought after research objectives for ‘difficult to cure’ diseases. The gene therapy market in spite of presenting few marketable products and being...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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