CEVEC and CellGenix cooperation leads to expansion of CellGenix cytokine portfolio with CAP®Go technology-derived TGF-ß1 for ex vivo cell culture

  • This portfolio expansion is the result of an ongoing collaboration and license agreement between CEVEC and CellGenix for the development and GMP production of selected cytokines for ex vivo cell culture therapy applications using CEVEC’s proprietary CAP®Go technology
  • CEVEC’s CAP®Go technology enables CellGenix access to new cytokines and proteins requiring human post-translational modifications not provided by bacterial expression systems
  • CellGenix® recombinant human transforming growth factor-beta 1 (rh TGF-ß1) is used for the expansion of pluripotent stem cells (PSC) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) as well as for the differentiation of T cells into regulatory T cells (Treg cells) and the expansion of Treg cells
  • CAP®Go-derived GMP TGF-ß1 is planned to become available in the second half of 2018

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Go for quality: New Center for Biohybrid Medical Systems at RWTH Aachen University embarks on digital data management

Together with labfolder, the NRW Priority Professorship Biohybride and Medical Textiles in the new Center for Biohybrid Medical Systems at the RWTH Aachen University embarks on digital data management. Goals are the protection and traceability of the primary data, but the vision is to structure Big Data and also data that may have previously been ignored.

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CEVEC to introduce new helper-free AAV packaging cell line for scalable stable gene therapy vector production at the Phacilitate Cell & Gene Therapy World Conference

  • Newly developed helper-free AAV packaging cell line provides unique solution for large-scale viral gene therapy vector production
  • Easy and stable production processes, independent of transient transfection or helper virus
  • Data from CEVEC’s successful proof-of-concept studies will be presented at the conference

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CEVEC has been granted a new CAP®Go technology patent and reinforces its leading role in production of recombinant proteins previously out of reach

  • New patent paves the way for further market expansion for CAP®Go expression platform
  • Patent strengthens CEVEC’s unique position in producing recombinant proteins with tailor-made glycosylation
  • Important milestone in establishing CAP®Go as the production standard for difficult-to- express recombinant glycoproteins

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labfolder selected for the Merck Accelerator

The Berlin start-up company labfolder, which is developing an electronic lab notebook, was selected out of 475 applicants worldwide to participate in the Accelerator program of the science and technology company Merck in Darmstadt for three months, starting today.

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labfolder Expands to North America and Initiates Collaboration with the German Accelerator Life Sciences

Digital lab notebook platform company opens office in Cambridge to support U.S. growth and customer Relations

BERLIN & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. labfolder and the German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS), an initiative supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), today announced the initiation of an extensive collaboration supporting the company’s expansion into the North American markets. With thousands of users and a growing number of customers in the U.S. already, the newly established Cambridge office will accelerate those efforts and support customer relations. Read more

Peppermint VC realizes lucrative exit…

Berlin

Peppermint VC realizes lucrative exit through the acquisition of next-generation chemotherapy agent CAP7.1 from German biotech CellAct by Mundipharma

CellAct Pharma GmbH together with the Mundipharma global network has announced a new deal for the development and commercialization of smart chemotherapy (CAP7.1) with a total deal value exceeding 250 million €. Read more

Emperra Wins the 2017 Game Changers Award for Digital Business Models

Potsdam

Emperra GmbH, a start-up company based in Potsdam, Germany, has received the Finance Monthly’s 2017 Game Changers Award. The award is honouring Emperra for its new digital business models, which – based on innovative hardware – enable business revenue to be generated from digital solutions. The 2017 Game Changers Awards honour the innovation and strategic vision of a number of globally recognised specialists across a number of different industrial sectors. Read more

CEVEC and PlasmidFactory announce collaboration regarding adeno-associated virus (AAV) production

  • Parties intend to jointly enable AAV production in CEVEC’s CAP(R)GT cells in combination with PlasmidFactory’s broad AAV serotype plasmid portfolio
  • Collaboration will significantly increase the value of CAP(R)GT for CEVEC customers by broadening the spectrum of available adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors for gene therapy applications

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Humedics Announces Appointment of Karsten Damgaard-Iversen as CEO

Reinforcement of senior management team to leverage growth phase of Humedics

Berlin. The Board of Humedics GmbH is pleased to announce a reinforcement of the senior team of the company with Karsten Damgaard-Iversen (MBA, BScEE), who will take up the role of CEO as of June 1, 2017. Erwin de Buijzer will stay on as managing director (MD) with the title Chief Operations Officer (COO). Read more

The Berlin Institute of Health adopts the digital laboratory data management platform from the Berlin-based start-up labfolder

The Berlin-based start-up labfolder has won a second major client: beginning in April 2017, the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) will be introducing labfolder’s electronic lab notebook as part of its quality initiative. The innovative data management software will be made available to more than 4,000 researchers at the Charité and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. Read more

CEVEC, medac and Provecs Medical enter into far-reaching adenoviral vector collaboration in oncology

  • Project will cover the entire process from R&D up to manufacturing and clinical development of adenoviral vectors for medac’s oncology products using CEVEC’s proprietary CAP(R)GT Technology

  • Collaboration is next step in setting CAP(R)GT as global standard in adenoviral gene therapy

CEVEC Pharmaceuticals GmbH (CEVEC), the expert in the production of tailor-made recombinant glycoproteins and gene therapy vectors, Provecs Medical GmbH (Provecs), a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of cancer microenvironment immunotherapeutics based on adenoviral vector technology , and medac Gesellschaft fuer klinische Spezialpraeparate GmbH (medac), a pharmaceutical company specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of oncological, urological and autoimmune diseases, today announced that the companies have agreed on a broad collaboration for the research, development, manufacture and clinical development of adenoviral vectors for use in oncology indications. Read more

CEVEC licenses CAP(R) technologies for the development and commercialization of vaccines against Zika Virus infections

Agreement marks an important step in establishing CAP(R) technologies as the new global industrial standard for viral vector and vaccine development

Cologne. CEVEC Pharmaceuticals GmbH (CEVEC), the expert in the production of tailor-made recombinant glycoproteins and gene therapy vectors, today announced that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with NewLink Genetics (NASDAQ:NLNK) for use of its proprietary CAP(R)GT and CAP(R)Go cell lines in the development and commercialization of products for the treatment and prophylaxis of Zika virus infections. Read more

LiMAx test enables better timing of liver surgery for colorectal liver metastatic patients after chemotherapy

Determination of liver function is crucial to assess patient’s eligibility for safe liver resection

Berlin.  Humedics GmbH, a specialist for real-time and mobile measurement of the individual liver function at the bedside of the patient, today announced that two studies show the potential of the LiMAx test to better assess the eligibility of colorectal cancer patients for liver metastases resection after chemotherapy. The LiMAx test was used to explore the effects of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy on liver function. Read more

CEVEC submits Biologics Master File (BB-MF) for CAP(R) Technology to the U.S. FDA

  • Submission represents an important step towards establishing CAP(R)GT and CAP(R)Go technologies as the new industrial standards for viral vaccines, commercial-scale gene therapy vectors and recombinant protein production
  • CEVEC’s CAP(R) technology licensees can reference BB-MF, simplifying and accelerating their regulatory approval process for a CAP(R)-derived product.

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Peppermint VenturePartners closes Series-C financing round of Miracor Medical Systems GmbH

Miracor’s Chairman of the Board: “We are proud to have PVP joining our Investors”

Berlin. Peppermint VenturePartners led the recent Series-C financing of Miracor Medical Systems GmbH with an investment from its Peppermint CBF-1 fund. The total amount raised in the Series-C is currently € 7 Million. Miracor seeks to complete Series-C with another € 8 Million. Read more

Labfolder signs Agreement with Max Planck Society for organization-wide use of laboratory data digital platform

  • Contract provides up to 11,000 Max Planck scientists access to use labfolder for digital laboratory data Management
  • First organization-wide digital laboratory data management deal for a Research institute across all disciplines globally
  • Long-term collaboration between labfolder and the Max Planck Society to further develop the platform
  • Digitalization of laboratory data management is a key driver in future scientific Innovation

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CEVEC and Paragon Bioservices enter into comprehensive collaboration to roll out CAP(R) technologies in North America

  • Agreement establishes Paragon as CEVEC’s preferred partner for contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) services in North America
  • Companies will conduct coordinated marketing and business development activities to establish CEVEC’s CAP(R) technologies as a new standard for gene therapy vector production
  • Collaboration includes developing a scalable clinical production process for AAV-based gene therapy vectors based on the CAP(R)GT platform

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Humedics submists Marketing authorizaion application for the diagnostic agent with the LiMAx test

Humedics GmbH, a specialist for real-time and mobile measurement of the individual liver function at the bedside of the patient, today announced that the company has submitted the marketing authorization application for the diagnostic agent necessary for the performance of the LiMAx test. The dossier was submitted in Germany, UK and Austria. Read more