First Potential Vaccine for Chikungunya Virus Flies Through Phase II

The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus may one day have a vaccine, as an Austrian biotech’s lead candidate gets positive results in Phase II. Themis Bioscience measured the blood levels of antibodies against the company’s vaccine in 263 healthy volunteers. Four weeks after injections of its lead candidate vaccine, the participants had produced antibodies to protect themselves […]

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Top Ten Biotechs in Scotland to Watch Out For

Och aye! We present our list of the top ten biotechs in Scotland, based on their innovation and progress in the last two years. As well as picturesque scenery, there is a diverse range of biotechs in Scotland, with fields covering cell therapy, antimicrobials, and whiskey-based biofuels. The Scottish biotech ecosystem gets a lot of […]

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Do You Have The Koalifications For These Biotech Jobs?

Hello biotechnologists, Job hunt frustrating? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Check out the position as R&D Manager at Teva or become a Clinical Research Associate at Medpace. Just starting out? Check out the internship at Covance! Research and Development R&D Manager at Teva. Runcorn, UK. Click hereSenior Scientist at Selvita. Cracow, Poland. Click hereDevelopment Scientist in R&D at Randox. […]

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Solid Phase II Performance for French Autoimmune Liver Disease Drug

Genkyotex’s small molecule therapy had encouraging short-term effects on patients with the autoimmune liver disease primary biliary cholangitis in a Phase II trial. Over six weeks, the drug reduced the blood levels of a liver disease biomarker molecule by up to 23% in 92 participants. In patients with late-stage disease, who have few treatments available, […]

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How Industrial Biotech is Opening the Way to the Bioeconomy

Biology is helping us find more sustainable solutions to the world’s problems. Claus Crone Fuglsang, Senior VP of Research and Technology at Novozymes, gave me an insight into the rapidly moving field of industrial biotech. Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, is one of the oldest players in the field of industrial biotech. […]

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Epigenetics Test Can Distinguish Between Huntington’s Disease Stages

A study run by Oxford BioDynamics suggests that we could predict Huntington’s more easily by analyzing epigenetic changes in the patient’s DNA. Epigenetics describes the way that the expression of our genes is regulated, often influenced by environmental exposure, without changing the genetic code. Ways of modifying gene expression include attaching chemical groups to DNA […]

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