Safety First: Methods of virus inactivation for increased safety of advanced therapies

Regulatory agencies around the world have been steadily increasing pressure on cell, gene, and tissue-engineered drug development companies to put safety first and find ways to control the inherent risks present in many of the raw materials used in the downstream processing of their advanced therapies. The industry has been largely transitioning away from animal-derived

Akron Biotech Signs Agreement with Synairgen plc to Supply Interferon-beta for COVID-19 Treatment

Akron Biotech Signs Agreement with Synairgen plc to Supply Interferon-beta for COVID-19 Treatment BOCA RATON, FL – October 19, 2020 – Akron Biotechnology today announced it has signed an agreement with Synairgen plc (LSE: SNG) for the provision of SNG001, Synairgen’s wholly-owned inhaled interferon beta (IFN-beta) therapeutic candidate for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Akron

COVID-19 Response

Akron Biotech is committed to help defeat COVID-19 – Together we cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Symptoms tend to appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and can range from mild to severe, with some patients requiring  hospitalization1. In response to this

The importance of cytokine and growth factor purity in cell therapy development and manufacturing

Today, it is more important than ever to understand the quality of ancillary materials in the cell and gene therapy supply chain. As part of a therapy developer’s risk and impact assessment, each material must be evaluated for purity, lot-to-lot consistency, and potential impact on the drug product. Because of its outsized impact on cost

Building a Robust Supply Chain to Enable Cell and Gene Therapy Development

In the burgeoning cell and gene therapy market, companies at all stages of pre-clinical and clinical development are faced with a similar set of challenges of producing effective, standardized, and compliant therapies. The novelty of these technologies combined with the rigorous quality controls surrounding the materials and production process require a specialized approach for starting

COVID-19 Virus Notice

A Note to Our Valued Partners Regarding COVID-19   As we continue to deal with the challenges and uncertainty of Covid-19 Virus, our priority is to ensure the safety of our employees while minimizing any potential impact to our valued customers and partners.  Therefore, we are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that our