Biotech

Somerset-Based Whizai Gets $4 Million to Make Business Intelligence Easy for Pharma and Life Sciences

Esther Surden | NJ Tech Weekly

WhizAI (Somerset) has an artificial intelligence (AI) technology for the business end of the pharmaceutical and life-science industries that some observers have described as “magical.” The company recently secured an additional $4 million in funding to further scale its software offering. According to WhizAI cofounder and CEO Rohit Vashisht, he and cofounder Amitabh Patil started the company in 2017 with the …

Innovating During COVID-19: New Jersey’s Next Era in Life Sciences

Choose New Jersey | Area Development

Following 150 years of global leadership in life sciences, cell and gene therapy (CGT) is rapidly accelerating within the New Jersey ecosystem. As winter began to wane this year, the world was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unprecedented levels of interest in cell and gene therapies have followed, with research and development (R&D) facilities testing different potential solutions, such as …

A Leader in Healthcare Innovation

New Jersey Business Magazine

Hospitals and life sciences firms create a high-tech ecosystem The hospitals and healthcare facilities in Middlesex County are among the highest ranked in the nation. There are renowned healthcare facilities throughout the county including university hospitals that produce some of the top groundbreaking talent in healthcare in the state, including: University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro; Care One at …

Leading global biotech expands base in New Jersey

Linda Lindner | NJBIZ

Biotech firm Genmab said July 10 it officially moved into its new U.S. headquarters office and research and development laboratories in Princeton University’s Forrestal Center in Plainsboro. The international company, which specializes in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, has its roots in Denmark, but its new location is an expansion of its office and …

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 …

Shade, working out of CDI, gets $750K grant for wearable that measures strength of UV rays

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ.COM

A wearable that can measure the UV index from sunlight soon could be mainstream — thanks to a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The product, which fits on your wrist and is in the shape of an old-school watch, is produced by Shade, which works out of the Center for Discovery & Innovation, a research arm of Hackensack …

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 …

Merck Does Deals to Develop Coronavirus Vaccines, Drug

Jared S. Hopkins | The Wall Street Jounrnal

Big drugmaker Merck MRK -0.36%  & Co. said it is working on two potential vaccines and an experimental drug against the coronavirus, joining rivals in the frantic search for medicines. Merck, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies by sales, said Tuesday it is acquiring one experimental vaccine as part of the purchase of its Austrian maker, while partnering in …

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