Emergent BioSolutions Announces Positive Two-Year Persistence Data From Phase 2 Study Evaluating CHIKV VLP, the Company’s Chikungunya Virus, Virus-Like Particle Vaccine Candidate

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Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) announced two-year persistence data from its Phase 2 clinical study evaluating the safety and immunogenicity of the company’s investigational chikungunya virus virus-like particle (CHIKV VLP) vaccine candidate in 415 healthy adults.

Celularity and Gaithersburg’s MaxCyte Sign Strategic Platform License to Advance Celularity’s Off-the-shelf Allogeneic Cellular Therapy Product Candidates

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Celularity, Inc. (“Celularity”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, leading the next evolution in cellular medicine with the development of off-the-shelf allogeneic therapies derived from the postpartum human placenta, and MaxCyte, Inc., a leading provider of cell-engineering platform technologies for next generation cell-based therapies, today announce the signing of a strategic platform license.

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Announces $40.75 Million Series B Financing

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Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to providing therapies to treat infectious diseases, today announced that the company has closed a $40.75 million Series B investment round led by Deerfield Management Company. Also joining the Series B round are existing investor Mayo Clinic and an additional undisclosed institutional investor. Proceeds of this financing will be used to accelerate clinical development of PhageBank™ phage therapies as well as for general corporate purposes.

GSK to support manufacture of Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine

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Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, GSK and the UK Government Vaccines Taskforce announced that they have reached an agreement in principle to support manufacturing of up to 60 million doses of Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine candidate (NVX-CoV2373) for use in the UK. GSK will provide ‘fill and finish’ manufacturing capacity at its Barnard Castle facility in the North East of England beginning as early as May 2021, with a rapid technology transfer between the two companies beginning immediately. GSK and Novavax will negotiate a final agreement to include additional terms and conditions.