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Finesse® Solutions Launches Second Generation G3Lite+™ SmartController for Single-Use Bioreactor Systems

Finesse Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced the launch of its new G3Lite+ SmartController for upstream cell culture and fermentation. The G3Lite+ extends the capabilities of Finesse’s G3Lite product for all major brands of single-use bioreactors (50L to 2,000L operating volume) and single-use fermenters (30L to 300L operating volume). The G3Lite+ is now available for Mobius® CellReady, Thermo Scientific™ HyPerforma™ TK SUB, GE Xcellerex XDR, and Pall PadReactor® single-use vessels. The…

MilliporeSigma to Provide Provantage® End-to-End Services to Acticor Biotech SAS

MilliporeSigma today announced that it will provide its Provantage® End-to-End services to Acticor Biotech SAS for accelerated development and manufacturing of Acticor’s antibody fragment used for the primary treatment of ischemic stroke. MilliporeSigma’s Provantage® End-to-End solution is a comprehensive suite of products and services enabling biopharmaceutical companies to accelerate progress of molecules into the clinic and toward commercialization. “Our Provantage® End-to-End solution will provide Acticor with a fast and flexible approach to development and clinical-scale manufacturing,” said Udit Batra, Member of…

MilliporeSigma Launches Parteck MXP Excipient for Increased Solubility

MilliporeSigma, a leading science and technology company, today introduced Parteck® MXP, a polyvinyl alcohol-based excipient that enhances solubility of a wide range of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) with poor bioavailability. Parteck® MXP excipient maintains stability at temperatures above 200 degrees Celsius, making it well-suited for hot melt extrusion (HME), a process used by drug manufacturers to enhance the solubility and bioavailability of APIs. The new excipient can achieve drug loads of 30% or more, while other excipients may be limited…

MilliporeSigma Expands Distribution Agreement with Roche in Canada

MilliporeSigma today announced an expansion of its distribution alliance with Roche to include the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) enzyme products of Kapa Biosystems, a company acquired by Roche in 2015. The addition of the Kapa portfolio strengthens MilliporeSigma’s existing distribution relationship with Roche by providing one of the most complementary suites of high-performance tools for PCR and qPCR in the industry today. “The alliance extension with Roche will offer our customers greater access to novel products…

Natrix Separations Announces Collaboration Agreements with Merck and Sanofi for the Development of Membrane-Based Protein A Purification Platform

Natrix Separations Inc. today announced development agreements with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Sanofi to advance Natrix’s new membrane-based Protein A platform for antibody purification. The Natrix Protein A platform is expected to pave the way for a new generation of more flexible, highly-productive single-use based biologics production facilities for both batch and continuous processes. The platform is predicted to increase purification productivity by a factor of up to 10x, while reducing both cost…

MilliporeSigma Collaborates with Evotec for Faster Target Identification Solution

MilliporeSigma today announced that it has entered into a set of agreements with Evotec AG, whereby Evotec AG will provide screening services for Merck’s collection of genetic reagents such as CRISPR and shRNA libraries. Combining access to these libraries with Evotec’s screening expertise offers an accelerated pathway to explore and identify new drug targets. “Drug discovery starts with the identification of new targets, a process that can be time- and labor-intensive,” said Theresa Creasey, Head of Applied Solutions Strategic Marketing &…

Cook Regentec and Asymptote Introduce the CellSeal Automated Thawing System

Cook Regentec, focused on developing research and clinical tools to advance regenerative medicine therapies from the lab to the patient, and Asymptote Ltd., specialists in cryochain for regenerative medicine, today announced the launch of the CellSeal® Automated Thawing System. The new system, which has been developed as part of a collaboration between the two companies, provides users with thorough control in the thawing of cryogenically frozen cells, a critical step in the delivery of cell and gene therapies. The CellSeal®…

Finesse Solutions Announces CellWorld 2017 Executive Forum

Finesse Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, is pleased to announce the dates and topics for CellWorld 2017, a Finesse-sponsored event designed for innovators, visionaries and senior executives in bioprocessing. This invitation-only conference will be held April 25-26, 2017 at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District. It will be a forum for life sciences leaders to discuss the future of biosimilar manufacturing and learn about both disruptive technologies and best practices for…

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Opens New Bioanalytical Testing Laboratory in Boston

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industry, opened a new bioanalytical and biosafety testing laboratory yesterday in the major biotech hub of Boston, Massachusetts. This dedicated bioanalytical laboratory is designed to accommodate the rising demand for the company’s BioOutsource brand specialized assay platforms in North America and facilitate the ongoing expansion of this unique service offering. At the opening ceremony, Reinhardt Vogt, member of SSB’s Executive Committee, welcomed many representatives from the biotech industry and…

Enzo Life Sciences Launches New PLAQPRO™ Lp-PLA2 Assay to Measure Cardiac Risk

Enzo Life Sciences is proud to introduce our new assay, PLAQPRO™ Lp-PLA2 Assay, measuring the activity of Lp-PLA2 in vitro.  Lp-PLA2 is produced by inflammatory cells and circulates primarily bound to LDL. The oxidization of LDL is an early key event in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Increased levels of Lp-PLA2 have been found in atherosclerotic plaques and rupture lesions. The PLAQPRO™ Lp-PLA2 Assay is a colorimetric readout assay that measures the activity of Lp-PLA2 in serum samples. Our assay represents a cost-efficient alternative to…