Posted 27th March 2020 by Joshua Sewell
This article is republished with kind permission from BioVox.
Augustine Therapeutics is one of VIB’s latest spinoffs, developing a first-in-class drug for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The company recently announced a seed-funding round of €4.2 million, led by V-Bio Ventures. We spoke to several of the key persons in Augustine about how the startup is tackling the “Valley of Death”: the no-man’s-land between academia and industry where many potential therapies often fail.
Posted 3rd February 2020 by Liv Sewell
Automation and digitisation are becoming increasingly important in the modern environment of bioprocesses 4.0. A new wave of biopharmaceutical manufacturing is already breaking. Driven by the PAT initiative and the goal of a well-understood and optimally controlled process, the digital transformation of bioprocesses is inevitable.
Posted 17th January 2020 by Joshua Sewell
Despite recent advances in the gene therapy field, significant challenges lie ahead for the consistent manufacturing and release of these medicines. Analytical methods and automation need to keep pace as more medicines move towards the market and more quality control resources are required. Well-developed methods on robust platforms will be crucial to ensure the quality of these novel medicines for the doctors and patients who need them.
Posted 16th December 2019 by Liv Sewell
Ahead of the 3rd Global Bioprocessing, Bioanalytics and ATMP Manufacturing Congress in Dublin, we consider how Ireland is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in the next generation of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and delivery of life changing medicines.
Posted 8th July 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Following the Global Bioprocessing, Bioanalytics and ATMP Manufacturing Congress, we have made the following presentation slides from Jonathan Cartoux, Denis Decubber, Hani El-Sabbahy, Julia Leach & Corne Stroop.
Posted 3rd April 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Ireland is a place where innovation thrives and foreign direct investment finds a home. Thirty years ago, just 5,200 worked in an industry characterised by basic manufacturing. Now, the originator pharmaceutical companies directly employ 30,000 people, working on complex biologics manufacturing and the discovery of tomorrow’s cures.
Posted 8th February 2019 by Joshua Sewell
You have probably already heard of diversity and inclusion, but isn’t this just another management term? No, not this time! I hope I can convince you that there is real magic in inclusion and embracing diversity. I will introduce you to the world of diversity and inclusion, what it looks like in your daily work routine, and how it can help you and your team. I will also provide you with a few tools and ideas on how to improve inclusion within your team.