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From the monthly archives: November, 2019

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'November, 2019'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Precision for Medicine Significantly Expands Berlin Lab as Demand For Immune Monitoring Continues to Grow

BERLIN, GERMANY – 27 NOVEMBER 2019 – Precision for Medicine, part of Precision Medicine Group, today announced that they have opened a new 1,600 m2 Berlin-based laboratory, for the first time combining its proprietary Epiontis ID™ epigenetic immune-monitoring technology with advanced flow cytometry capabilities, along with a full-service biorepository and cell processing laboratory.

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AMSBIO: ELRIG Recognize ScreenIn3D's Technical Innovation

ScreenIn3D, a partner of AMSBIO, has been awarded the prestigious ELRIG Prize for Innovation in Drug Discovery at their flagship conference Drug Discovery 2019 which recently took place in Liverpool, UK.

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OBN Monthly Newsletter for November!

Don't miss out on the November OBN update!

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Oxford BioMaterials

This document lists the equipment belonging to Oxford Biomaterials.

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RSSL launches sterility testing service

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) has expanded its microbiology capabilities with the launch of a fast, responsive and flexible sterility testing service for pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Following the opening of its state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory earlier this year, RSSL has launched a sterility testing service in response to sustained client demand and market growth. The move enables the leading contract research organisation (CRO) to further enhance the scope of its biopharmaceutical services and increase testing capacity. 

“Over the last five years, our pharmaceutical analytical services have experienced tremendous growth, so entering the sterility market is a strategically sound step. It builds on our already diverse range of services which, together with our reputation for quality and scientific excellence, is a compelling combination - particularly for clients who are keen to work with one trusted laboratory.  

“Not only that, in addition to a standard 21-day timeframe for this service, we are also offering clients an expedited 16-day and 14-day, which we believe to be one of the one of the quickest available on the market today,” says Reginald Fernandes, microbiology laboratory manager at RSSL.

RSSL’s new service encompasses two sterility test methods; membrane filtration for aqueous, alcohol, solvent and oil-based products, as well as direct inoculation for non-solubles.  Both are used to determine the presence or absence of contaminating micro-organisms in terminally sterilised or aseptic filtered drug products, in accordance with Ph. Eur, JP and USP regulations.  

Its introduction has been facilitated by further investment in a purpose-designed sterility testing suite, featuring a Grade D clean room installed by Connect2Clean rooms with Grade A Bioquell isolators. The new laboratory is expected to be fully operational from February 2020.

“To mark the launch, we are pleased to offer an exclusive cost-saving offer to every client who engages our sterility test services in the first 12 months. We would also like to extend an open invitation to visit our new facilities and discuss how our full-service microbiology offering can help to achieve individual safety goals,” adds Fernandes.

RSSL’s new sterility testing service is part of its comprehensive range of critical assessment services for manufacturers of sterile products. This complete biopharmaceutical testing package also includes microscopy to reduce the risks of particulate contamination, as well as endotoxin to analyse potential pyrogen contamination. 

To find out more about our new sterility testing service or to discuss your sterility testing requirements with one of our specialists please contact us our team on 0118 918 4076 or via 

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Taking Newcastle to the world at BioJapan 2019

Invest Newcastle recently attended BioJapan as part of a UK delegation led by MedCity and supported by the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA). Held in Pacifico Yokohoma between 9 and 11 October, BioJapan is Asia’s premier partnering event for the global biotechnology industry with more than 1,000 organisations from 34 countries in attendance. 

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AMSBIO: Transfecting Human Embryonic Stem Cells

AMSBIO reports on how it has worked with Singapore General Hospital (Singapore) to help them identify the best reagent to transfect their human embryonic stems cells.

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Isansys Lifecare partners with WH Tech in Australia

Isansys Lifecare, a global digital health technology company, is delighted to announce its partnership with WH Tech Pty Ltd, Australia’s leading importer of wearable connected healthcare.

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Arecor to present at the Sixth China Healthcare Summit 2019 in Shanghai, China

Arecor Limited, the biopharmaceutical company advancing today’s therapies to enable healthier lives, announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Sarah Howell, will present at The sixth China Healthcare Summit, held from 18th to 20th November at the Jing An Shangri-La, Shanghai, China.

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Ervaxx launches to pioneer the use of Dark Antigens™ for the development of off-the-shelf cancer vaccines and T-cell receptor- based immunotherapies

Ervaxx launches to pioneer the use of Dark Antigens™ for the development of off-the-shelf cancer vaccines and T-cell receptor- based immunotherapies 
Identification of melanoma-specific Dark Antigens to be presented at The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer 34th Annual Meeting (SITC) 

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