Contributing Author: Gina Hagler These five biotechnology companies in Maryland may make history in 2021 because they have multiple therapeutic programs in trials for a variety of genetic diseases. REGENXBIO is a publicly-traded company that develops products for one-and-done, single-dose solutions addressing genetic defects. Their products use adeno associated virus (AAV) viral vectors that make up their proprietary NAV Technology… [Read More]
Conventional vaccine development can take many years, yet vaccines targeting the novel coronavirus were approved and began distribution in under 12 months. Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca have led the race, announcing promising interim results in their vaccine trials, with Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines showing upwards of 90% effectiveness. The news is filled with updates on the progress of these vaccines,… [Read More]
The Harvard Business Review (HBR) has provided thought-provoking content since 1922. Whether business leaders are interested in optimizing their organizational structure or instituting programs to retain key employees, the HBR provides insights from experts in their fields. In order to achieve success in the emerging biotech industry, biotech leaders must be able to communicate their vision for this entirely new… [Read More]
TED Talks began in 1984 as a conference originating in Silicon Valley where powerful voices in Technology, Entertainment, and Design came together to spread potent ideas with broad relevance. Today there are thousands of talks of 18 minutes or less, in more than 100 languages, covering topics ranging from science to global issues. Despite this diversity, all TED talks share… [Read More]
American Gene Technologies (AGT) recently hosted a panel of thought leaders from five different industries at the Hot Technologies & Innovations event and asked each panelist, “How do you spark creativity in your company and keep it evolving?” Their answers revealed why each innovator heads a successful, forward-facing enterprise, one that attracts the best talent, while providing fertile ground for… [Read More]
The future of medicine is bright. This year brought several first in class technologies over the finish line. The underpinning of these radical medical developments is the understanding of how human genes can be modified to cure diseases and save lives. The technology which captured the most attention this year is CAR-T therapy. A CAR-T therapy consists of the infusion… [Read More]
The most common analogy used to compare the science of DNA to other industries is that of computer software. DNA can be viewed as a series of commands (genes) that are coded in four nucleotides (represented by A, G, C, and T). Those letters are interpreted by the cellular machinery to produce cell products like enzymes, proteins, and various building… [Read More]
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