- New state-of-the-art centre to scale up COVID-19 vaccine and gene therapy manufacturing gets £100m investment
- Additional £4.7m for new training facilities and an online learning platform to boost vaccine as well as cell and gene therapy skills
- New centre and skills vital for the UK’s ability respond to diseases like coronavirus, and potential future pandemics
The 2020 annual report released today presents Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult's achievements, collaborations and initiatives from the past year and their impact in enhancing growth, productivity and supporting the development and commercialisation of cell and gene therapies.
Fieldfisher are delighted to announce that their pan-European Life Sciences sector group have mobilised to show support for life science companies contributing efforts towards global pandemic COVID-19.
ERS Genomics Limited, which was formed to provide broad access to the foundational CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property (IP) co-owned by Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, today announced it has signed an agreement with New England Biolabs (NEB®), a global leader in the discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications, granting NEB rights to sell CRISPR/Cas9 tools and reagents.
Experts addressed different possible models for optimising data collection to support the adoption of cell and gene therapies in the UK. Barriers to digital integration, post-launch data collection and outcomes-based reimbursement were the primary focus of the day.
Prokarium, a private biotechnology company developing vaccines against infectious diseases and immunotherapy for solid tumors, has received Clinical Trial Authorization (CTA) acceptance from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to run a first-in-human Phase I trial with Entervax™, a bivalent vaccine against enteric fever.
The latest decision concerning Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) was handed down by the CJEU in the Abraxis Bioscience case (C-443/17) on 21 March. The BIA’s IP Advisory Committee (IPAC) provided informal views on behalf of the sector to the UK Intellectual Protection Office (IPO) regarding this case, to inform the UK Government’s representations to the CJEU. Andrew Hutchinson of Simmons & Simmons and a member of IPAC has provided the following analysis for BIA members.
Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU is the Government’s priority. However, preparing for any outcome is recommended and many UK-based pharmaceutical firms would be affected by a ‘No Deal’ Exit from the EU. Here are the top five tips on preparation for no-deal.