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Data Reporting, Compliance and Integrity – News and Features

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Heavy Metals Were Found in Baby Food – What Is the FDA Doing About It?

Following contamination issues with rice-bulked baby food and cinnamon apple sauce packets, what is the FDA planning to do about heavy metal contamination in infant foods?
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Article

The New Technologies Changing the Face of Data Integrity in Drug Discovery

As research datasets become larger and harder to handle, maintaining data integrity standards is more important than ever. This article will feature interviews with experts and discuss the latest advances in the area.
Cell therapy.
News

CAR T-Cell Production Pioneered Using “Ultra-Small” Bioreactor

This is the first demonstration of T-cell culture in a microfluidic chip the size of a pack of cards, allowing the miniaturisation of CAR T-cell production for cancer treatment.
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Article

Protecting Our Oceans Starts With Testing – Part Two

As we navigate through the complexities of contemporary pollution challenges, the need for innovative approaches to ocean environmental monitoring is becoming increasingly apparent.
The pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa breaching through the respiratory epithelia of a human lung microtissue model, captured via Scanning Electron Microscopy.
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Organoids Reveal How Pathogens Invade Human Lung Tissue

Using human lung microtissues a team at the University of Basel has uncovered the strategy used by a dangerous pathogen. The bacterium targets specific lung cells and has developed a sophisticated strategy to break through the lungs’ line of defense.
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News

Bilateral Gene Therapy Restores Hearing in Children with Inherited Deafness

A new clinical trial in Shanghai, China, in partnership with Mass Eye and Ear researchers, demonstrated the restoration of hearing in both ears in five children born with autosomal deafness caused by mutations in the OTOF gene.
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Article

Challenges and Solutions in Cell Therapy Development

In this article, we explore how researchers are tackling some of the challenges preventing cell therapies from being more widely used. We also outline advances in manufacturing and regulatory approval processes that will help expand patient access to life-changing treatments.
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Strengthening a Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in R&D With the Help of Novel Machine Learning Approaches

In this article, we discuss how a deep learning framework can specifically address real-world challenges to enhance site selection while seeking to improve trial diversity.
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Article

Overcoming Obstacles in Automating Cryogenic Storage

This article explores the challenges and strategies involved in transitioning to automated cryogenic storage systems. From assessing current infrastructure to gaining organizational buy-in and selecting appropriate containers, follow these steps to help ensure a successful transition to automated cryogenic storage.
Cell therapy.
News

Cell Therapy Treatment Effectively Treats Immune-Compromised Children

In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, researchers found that intravenous therapies made from virus-specific T-cells (VST) can effectively treat immunocompromised pediatric patients, far surpassing the current standard of care.
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