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A Smarter Way To Remove Host Cell Protein Contamination From Gene Therapies
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In this piece, Ejvind Mørtz and Todd Stawicki explain why it’s critical that gene therapy products are free of host cell proteins and how this can be ensured in the production process, so that these next-generation drugs can fulfil their potential as one-shot cures for a range of diseases, from rare genetic conditions to cancer.

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A Conversation With Professor Josef Penninger on the Journey to a COVID-19 Therapeutic
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The ACE2 receptor has garnered significant attention for the wrong reasons over recent months. Could it point towards an exit route out of this pandemic? In an interview with Technology Networks, the renowned immunologist Professor Josef Penninger explains why he thinks so, and discusses the latest clinical data obtained from testing the soluble ACE2 receptor, APN01.

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Using Organoids in the Study of Infectious Diseases
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By providing greater physiologic relevance and a species- or patient-specific test platform, organoids overcome many limitations of conventional 2D cultures and even live-animal disease models.

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Tapping Into Information Locked in Our T Cells To Fight COVID-19
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T cells are an important part of our immune memory and offer a wealth of valuable information about the way our bodies perceive and respond to pathogens. Learn how this information is being harnessed and applied in the fight against COVID-19.

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Harnessing Human Skin Models for Drug Development
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We recently spoke with Pascal Descargues, CEO at Genoskin to learn more about the legal restrictions on animal testing and how human skin tissue can be used as an alternative.

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Breaking Down Barriers in Proteomic-Based Drug Discovery
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SomaLogic recently announced an agreement with the biopharmaceutical company Amgen that aims to advance Amgen's drug discovery and development programs through comprehensive proteomic profiling. We spoke with Roy Smythe to discover what barriers have been holding proteome analysis back, and how the collaboration with Amgen aims to change the landscape of drug discovery.

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Progress in Stem Cell Therapy for Transplant, Stroke and ARDS Patients
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Technology Networks spoke with Gil Van Bokkelen, CEO of Athersys, to learn more about MultiStem and the main mechanisms of action the cells have on the body. Gil also discussed some of the additional indications that the cells are being investigated as potential therapies for, including ischemic stroke and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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CRISPR: Tips and Tricks for Efficient Delivery Into Primary Cells and Cell Lines
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This article provides tips and tricks for efficient delivery of CRISPR genome editing technology into primary cells and cell lines.

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"Technology Dance" Looks Set To Transform the Field of DNA Synthesis
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Codexis and Molecular Assemblies recently announced a partnership through which the companies aim to engineer enzymes that will optimize the process of enzymatic DNA synthesis – an alternative approach to chemical DNA synthesis. Technology Networks spoke with Codexis to find out how this will transform the field of DNA synthesis.

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Decoding the Immune System
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Our immune system is incredibly complex. Developing a complete understanding is an enormous undertaking but one to which scientists have been striving in order to advance disease understanding and improve treatments.

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