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G is for Gene Therapy

Gene therapy aims to fix a faulty gene or replace it with a healthy gene to try to cure disease or make the body better able to fight disease. It holds promise as a treatment for a wide range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and inherited...

First T-cell Engager Has Been Approved

As widely reported, earlier this week FDA approved the first in a novel class of immuno-oncology drugs called bispecific T-cell engagers for the treatment of small cell carcinoma. Small cell carcinoma, an aggressive type of lung cancer, currently has a few effective...

F is for Filtration

Bioprocess filtration comprises the use of filtration techniques to purify and separate biological substances during the production of all biologics, proteins, nucleic acids, and viruses. Filtration plays a critical role in ensuring the safety, efficacy, and quality...

E is for Eggs

Chicken egg yolk antibodies, immunoglobulin Y, abbreviated IgY, are a type of antibody found in birds and reptiles, but not mammals. Like other immunoglobulins, IgY are a critical part of organisms’ immune response to foreign substances including pathogens. IgY are...

Happy Holidays

Like a shiny, round ornament ready to be placed in the perfect spot on a holiday tree, supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cas A) gleams in a new image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. If you’d like to check out other recent images from JWST, or a higher...