Forever Labs in Ann Arbor is First Globally to Earn ISO Accreditation for Biobanking of Stem Cells – dbusiness.com

Forever Labs has earned the first ISO accreditation for the human biobanking of stem cells. // Stock photo Ann Arbors Forever Labs, a longevity company focused on the storage of adult stem cells for future health and wellness needs, has announced its laboratory has obtained the worlds first International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation for the human biobanking of stem cells

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Gracell Initiates Investigational Study of the Technological Breakthrough TruUCAR Therapy for Relapsed or Refractory T-cell Malignancies – PRNewswire

SUZHOU, Chinaand SHANGHAI, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gracell Biotechnologies Co., Ltd. ("Gracell"), a clinical-stage immune cell therapy company, today announced the initiation of an investigational study of GC027, the first product candidate developed using TruUCAR to treat relapsed or refractory (R/R) T-cell malignancies.

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Gene Therapies Make It to Clinical Trials – Discover Magazine

After years of ethical debates and breakthroughs in the lab, CRISPR has finally made its way to clinical trials. Researchers are now looking at whether the DNA-editing tool, as well as more conventional gene therapies, can effectively treat a wide array of heritable disorders and even cancers. Theres been a convergence of the science getting better, the manufacturing getting much better, and money being available for these kinds of studies, says Cynthia Dunbar, a senior investigator at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Merck’s KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) in Combination with Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival Compared to Chemotherapy Alone as…

KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the Phase 3 KEYNOTE-604 trial investigating KEYTRUDA, Mercks anti-PD-1 therapy, in combination with chemotherapy met one of its dual primary endpoints of progression-free survival (PFS) in the first-line treatment of patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). In the study, treatment with KEYTRUDA in combination with chemotherapy (etoposide plus cisplatin or carboplatin) resulted in a statistically significant improvement in PFS compared to chemotherapy alone (HR=0.75 [95% CI, 0.61-0.91]), which was observed at a prior interim analysis

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