Tag Archives: cell

Catalent snares yet another Belgian CDMO to boost fast-growing cell and gene therapy campus

Since purchasing cell and gene therapy CDMO MaSTherCell early last year, Catalent has been on an M&A tear in Belgium. With yet another deal, it’s bringing another local manufacturer—and a new factory—into the fold. Catalent has acquired Promethera Biosciences’ cell therapy manufacturing subsidiary Hepatic Cell Therapy Support (HCTS)—the fourth company to join Catalent’s swiftly-growing cell and gene therapy campus… Read More »

Chiesi Global Rare Diseases Announces FDA Approval of Ferriprox (deferiprone) for Treatment of Transfusional Iron Overload due to Sickle Cell Disease

May 1, 2021 Approval is based on demonstrated reduction in liver iron concentration Expanded indications for patients with sickle cell disease or other anemias, as well as thalassemia – BOSTON, May 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Chiesi Global Rare Diseases, a business unit of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., an international research-focused healthcare Group (Chiesi Group), announced today… Read More »

Cell phone location data can help monitor COVID-19 rates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring, most states implemented stay-at-home advisories — to different degrees and at different times. Cell phone location data showed marked reductions in cell phone activity at workplace and retail locations, and increased activity in residential areas. However, the correlation between this activity and the spread of COVID-19 in a… Read More »