Bioscience

3 N.J. colleges launch new undergraduate STEM degrees

Emily Bader | ROI-NJ.COM

Three colleges in New Jersey have launched new degree programs all related to STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. William Paterson University Wayne-based William Paterson will launch a new 55-credit medicinal biochemistry major this fall. The program will include courses such as modern methods in drug design, medicinal chemistry, analytical instrumentation and nano-chemistry and technology. Students in the program …

BD Launches Portable Antigen Test to Detect SARS-CoV-2 in 15 Minutes

NEW JERSEY BUSINESS MAGAZINE

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a Franklin Lakes-based global medical technology company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a rapid, point-of-care, SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test for use with its broadly available BD Veritor™ Plus System. The launch of this new assay that delivers results in 15 minutes on an easy-to-use, highly portable …

PTC Therapeutics taps experimental cancer drug for new COVID-19 trial

Ben Adams | Fierce Biotech

PTC Therapeutics is throwing its hat in the ring for a potential reworked pipeline med against COVID-19. The biopharma, which has been focused on rare diseases, is tapping its early-stage cancer drug, currently in a test for certain leukemias, to see whether it can help patients afflicted with the disease. It is any day now kick-starting a phase 2/3 trial …

New Jersey Solutions For Cell And Gene Development and Manufacturing

Louis Garguilo | Outsourced Pharma

New Jersey’s first university-based, cell-and-gene-therapy development and manufacturing innovation center for-hire, was founded on the answers to these questions of the biopharma industry: What are your main challenges in manufacturing gene and cell therapy products? What are your challenges in recruiting talent? What do you need to effectively train your current employees? Answers poured in pre-establishment of the center from …

China-Based WuXi Biologics Selects Cranbury, New Jersey for Third U.S. Clinical Manufacturing Campus

Area Development News Desk | Area Development

WuXi Biologics, a China-based global company with leading open-access biologics technology platforms, signed a 10-year lease for a clinical manufacturing facility in Cranbury, New Jersey. This news follows WuXi Biologics’ recent purchase of land to build a new 107,000-square-foot clinical and commercial manufacturing facility in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the lease of a 33,000-square-foot site to establish a process development lab …

BIO/TEConomy’s Report Confirms New Jersey’s Continued National Industry Leadership

Randi Bromberg | BioNJ

TRENTON, NJ (June 8, 2020) – New Jersey is being touted as a national leader at the BIO Digital International Convention taking place this week. Released earlier today, BIO/TEConomy’s report, “The Bioscience Economy: Propelling Life-Saving Treatments, Supporting State & Local Communities,” analyzes the bioscience industry’s economic footprint across the nation. The study details each of the biosciences subsectors including, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health care technology systems, agriculture and therapeutic …

World’s First SARS-CoV-2 Serology Test Detects Neutralizing Antibodies Without Containment Facility or Specimen

HospiMedica

Researchers have developed the world’s first serological coronavirus detection system that allows for rapid detection of neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) present in the serum of COVID-19 patients without the need for live biological materials and biocontainment facility. GenScript Biotech Corporation (Piscataway, NJ, USA), Duke-NUS Medical School, and the Diagnostics Development Hub (DxD) at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) …

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