Author: Rohit Kumar

Catalent’s Shopping List: Hinting Towards a One-Stop Cell & Gene Therapy CMO in Making

There appear to be no Monday blues for Catalent as the company announces the acquisition of MaSTherCell Global, a technology-focused cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization. Following its last year’s acquisition of Paragon Bioservices (a leading viral vector developer), Catalent’s recent acquisition has extended the company’s leadership in this already crowded space.

CMO, CMO Everywhere, Not a Single One That Fits: The Reality of Biopharma Contract Manufacturing Market

I was recently involved in a discussion with the global outsourcing manager of one of the big pharma companies. The premise of the discussion was around the criteria that big pharma players follow for choosing a supplier for their products. One key question that came up in the discussion was whether one-stop-shops are really the

Targeted Protein Degradation Market: Riding on the Popularity of PROTAC, Market is set to Grow Exponentially

Over the years, the drug hunters have tried to target the tens of thousands of proteins responsible for sickness and health. But a vast majority of them have remained out of reach. While, the scientific evolution has led to the development of potent and selective small-molecule inhibitors of protein function, but still, multiple targets of

CAR-T Pipeline Update: Autolus Therapeutics Presents Preclinical Data on AUT06NG

Autolus Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation programmed T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer, presented pre-clinical data on AUTO6NG, the company’s next-generation GD2-targeting CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T cell therapy, at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). What did the results highlight: The results demonstrated the utility

Microbiome Research Update: New Study Uncovers Role of Bacteria in Bowel Cancer

Dr. Kaitlin, from the University of Bristol, speaking at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference, confirmed that they have discovered evidence of the presence of an unclassified type of bacteria from the bacterial group named ‘Bacteroidales’ increased the chances of bowel cancer by 2 to 15 percent.  The researchers employed the technique known as Mendelian randomization to