In Conversation: Rodeina Challand, VP Scientific Affairs, BioFactura

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A key recent hire at Frederick-based BioFactura was biosimilars and scientific affairs expert Rodeina Challand, who joined the BioFactura team as its new VP of Scientific Affairs in late 2021. We caught up with Challand to discuss her background, the biosimilars market landscape, and why she’s excited about what’s next for BioFactura. 

BioFactura’s Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld Offers Tips and Strategies for Physicians Looking To Turn Ideas Into Successful Businesses

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Dr. Jeffrey Hausfeld, Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Board at Frederick, Maryland’s BioFactura and the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), recently co-hosted an engaging webinar sponsored by DocWorking, a physician coaching organization. 

BioFactura Receives BARDA Funding for Smallpox Antibody

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For more than 40 years, smallpox has not been a viral concern for the world. No cases have naturally occurred since 1977. Despite that, government agencies are worried that smallpox could become a biological weapon in the hands of terrorists and rogue states and are making preparations for such a scenario by stockpiling old medications that have been successful, as well as new, experimental therapies.

BioFactura Announces Activation of a $15.9M Contract Option for its Smallpox Biodefense Therapeutic

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BioFactura today announced its second contract option activation of $15.9 million from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to advance development of an antibody cocktail therapeutic for the treatment of smallpox.

Biosimilars Market is Fertile Ground for Impact Investors

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An impact investor can be an individual or investment fund that has co-equal primary goals: to make money and foment positive social change that can last. In some ways, impact investors are “social VCs”—they fund projects and companies that can create positive, measurable impact for the greater good of humanity. Unlike traditional VC investment strategies that tend to take a high risk, high reward approach, impact investing generally focuses on lower risk, more modest or conservative financial investments that yield the most possible good for people and communities.

Despite Strong 2021 Performance Headwinds Remain for Biosimilars Uptake

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Biosimilars, also known as follow-on biologics, continued to capture greater market share and foment stronger competition with reference or brand name drugs in 2021. Increasing the number of biosimilars in the market and amplifying uptake by payers, family medical practices and pharmacies could be a gamechanger for patients and a healthcare system trying to reduce the cost of life-changing medicines.

Biomanufacturing Career Tips for a Booming Life Sciences Market

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WorkForce Genetics recently hosted the webinar event, “Navigating Your Biomanufacturing Career.” The webinar, which was held in March 2022, brought together industry thought leaders for a robust panel discussion about biomanufacturing career tips for the BioHealth Capital Region’s booming job market. 

Doogie and the Rock Star: BioFactura’s Remarkable Journey

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BioFactura, a leading developer and manufacturer of biosimilars and biodefense products, is one of the crown jewels of Frederick, Maryland’s growing biotech hub. The company is thriving and has secured strong funding from both private and government sources that see the potential of the company’s StableFast™ biosimilars platform. In May 2021, BioFactura reached an important milestone, announcing that it had moved its first biosimilar product into the clinic.

Biosimilars Company, BioFactura, Announces Significant Team Growth

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In a rapidly expanding market, BioFactura is making waves in a big way in 2021. From initiation of a phase 1 study for a biosimilar treatment for people suffering from Crohn’s Disease to a recent transfer agreement with RANI Therapeutics, there’s a lot to be excited about for a company of just under 50 employees.