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Check out our news section to keep up to date with any upcoming events which we will be attending as well as any exciting news within the pharmaceutical industry.

Race for the vaccine

We think this is a great overview and general summary of the challenges and process of making a new drug in relation to the current coronavirus crisis:On 16 March, a needle was put in the arm of a Seattle woman who may change the world.Jennifer Haller had a candidate vaccine against coronavirus injected into her bloodstream – the first human trial aimed… Read More

COVID-19 vaccine & therapy research boosted by six new projects in rapid response

Six new studies into the novel coronavirus have been funded by the UK government, including testing a vaccine, developing therapies and improving understanding of how to treat COVID-19.This first round of projects receive £10.5 million as part of the £20 million rapid research response funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and by the Department of Health and Social Care through the… Read More

Q&A: Cell and gene processing moves forward through ‘experiential learning’

Colin MacKay, CEO of Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services, recently took part in a Q&A interview with BioPharma-Reporter, discussing how increased manufacturing demand for cell and gene therapies is driving the growth of the viral vector supply market and the challenges that are still to be addressed.The growing prevalence of cell and gene therapies in both the clinical and the commercial side of the… Read More

Symbiosis invests £1.5 million in UK facility expansion

Stirling, UK – Fast-growing specialist sterile manufacturing and Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMO) Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services (Symbiosis), has expanded its sterile biologics manufacturing facility in Scotland, UK by 25%.In the last 12 months Symbiosis has invested over £1.5m ($1.9m) in the expansion of its Stirling site, doubling its current footprint with an additional 8,000 sq ft of office space to house the firm’s… Read More

Cobra Biologics and Symbiosis Complete £4.8m Viral Vector Supply Chain Collaboration

Keele and Stirling, UK – Cobra Biologics (Cobra), an international contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) focused on viral vector drug substance production, and Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services (Symbiosis), a contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) specialising in the sterile manufacture of injectable viral vector drug products, today announced the successful completion of their collaboration to develop synergistic and world leading capabilities.Intended to accelerate the clinical… Read More

Symbiosis boosts business development team to support US growth

Stirling, UK – LEADING contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services has boosted its business development team to support its growth and continued development in the US.Business development manager Helen Caddy-Leach will be responsible for maximising the CMO’s presence in the US market, working with new and existing clients to ensure the continued successful delivery of sterile biomanufacturing services to US clients.Symbiosis,… Read More

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Freeline, Symbiosis and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult secure collaborative funding from Innovate UK

London, UK – Freeline, a biotechnology company focused on developing curative gene therapies for chronic systemic diseases, has secured a collaborative grant of £1.3 million from Innovate UK to lead a supply chain model and delivery development project in partnership with Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services (Symbiosis) and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGTC). The project is intended to create a UK based novel viral vector supply… Read More

Q&A: Symbiosis: US FDA boost at Scottish aseptic viral vector plant

Colin MacKay, CEO of Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services, recently took part in a Q&A interview with BioProcess Insider, discussing US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and what it means for Symbiosis in terms of meeting industry demands now and post-Brexit.The article provides insight into the significance of US FDA accreditation, the Innovate UK grant and the challenges Brexit poses for Symbiosis and… Read More

Is it really location, location, location in sterile manufacturing?

The pharmaceutical industry is a truly global sector. Within drug development, clinical trials are now conducted all over the world, so does it really matter where your sterile product manufacturer is based?Away from factors such as locality, one of the key drivers of this decision will be the regulation of injectable medicines. So what are the regulatory differences between say Europe and… Read More

Symbiosis secures FDA viral vector process approval

Stirling, UK – SYMBIOSIS Pharmaceutical Services, a fast-growing specialist sterile manufacturing CDMO, has reported FDA approval for its viral vector manufacturing fill/finish process at its biologics manufacturing facility located in Scotland, UK.Symbiosis recently hosted a successful inspection by the United States Government Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the aseptic manufacture of viral vector products for commercial supply into the U.S market… Read More

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