Gyros Wins SwedenBIO Award 2011
News May 27, 2011
Gyros AB, has announced its selection as the 2011 winner of the SwedenBIO award.
The award scheme, now in its fifth year, focuses attention on Swedish life science companies or industry leaders that have achieved significant national and international recognition during the previous year.
During 2010, Gyros saw major biopharmaceutical companies on both sides of the Atlantic continue to demonstrate their confidence in the Company’s nanoliter-scale immunoassay platform. Of particular significance was an increased market penetration in North America, the region containing many of the key players involved in global efforts to develop novel biotherapeutics.
The number of service providers, such as CRO’s, implementing Gyrolab™ workstations into their projects also increased. Having established the platform in the USA and Europe, Gyros is now focused on building awareness in Asia Pacific, where the Company has been appointing a network of distributors.
SwedenBIO is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the visibility of the life science industry within Sweden and thereby improve conditions for its 190 member companies and support a successful, thriving community.
Peter Honeth, State Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research, presented the award to Gyros president and CEO, Erik Walldén, during the SwedenBIO annual meeting held at the the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Stockholm on 25th May.
Commenting on the award, Erik Walldén, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gyros AB, said: “We are delighted to receive this award. Our growing, international installed base confirms that our unique platform, developed and manufactured in Sweden, is increasingly regarded as an established technology for bioanalysis during the development of biotherapeutics. Moving forward, Gyros is in an excellent position to set the industry standard for transforming the performance of immunoassays wherever they are utilized within the biopharmaceutical industry.”
The Company’s open, automated platform supports time-critical workflows in the biopharmaceutical industry, boosting productivity and cutting time to result. Automatically running immunoassays at nanoliter scale not only ensures faster development times, but also saves labor, sample and reagents.
Assays are readily transferred downstream into GxP environments and between different sites, greatly facilitating collaborations between biopharmaceutical companies and their service providers.
Study Reveals How MRSA Infection Compromises Lymphatic FunctionNews
Infections of the skin or other soft tissues with the hard-to-treat MRSA bacteria appear to permanently compromise the lymphatic system, which is crucial to immune system function. Investigators describe how MRSA infection impairs the ability of lymphatic vessels to pump lymphatic fluid to lymph nodes in mouse models, which may contribute to the frequent recurrences of MRSA infection experienced by patients.
Possible Biomarker to Identify Who Would Benefit from ImmunotherapyNews
While immunotherapy has made a big impact on cancer treatment, the fact remains that only about a quarter of patients respond to these treatments. In a new study, researchers examined tissue samples from melanoma and ovarian cancer patients treated with immunotherapies and found a link between the percentage of antigen-presenting cells expressing PD-L1 and an objective clinical response to treatment.READ MORE
Fight Against Cancer: Drug Combination Helps Kickstart the Immune SystemNews
Scientists from King's College London have found a way to boost the immune system to help it fight back against cancer.
The breakthrough involves the first ever use of a combination of chemotherapy and a drug being trialled as a treatment for neonatal jaundice, that together help kick start the body's natural defences.