News 04.07.19

“I liked academic work, but after my PhD I did not aspire to an academic career: I wanted to broaden my horizons.”

BioConnection, a spin-off of MSD/Organon, has undergone rapid development in recent years: from a consultant/broker without its own facilities to a production company that offers its Drug Product related services to medium-sized pharmaceutical players worldwide. The core business is the filling of medicines in various forms under GMP, mostly in vials and syringes. BioConnection works for customers at Pivot Park, but also globally for pharmaceutical companies in, amongst others, US, Europe, Australia, Brazil, Israel, , Korea and Taiwan.

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News 25.06.19

Glycostem’s mission to manufacture NK cells from cord blood stem cells and treat cancer patients could play a pivotal role in combating this deadly disease.

Glycostem develops innovative therapies for the treatment of different types of cancer: leukaemia, lymphoma and solid cancers. It is an off-the-shelf immune therapy, in which so-called Natural Killer Cells play an important role. John Veluchamy focuses on the development of affordable, highly effective, off-the-shelf therapy against tumours. His research into NK cells, derived from the umbilical cord, plays an important role in this. Veluchamy comes from India, studied Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at King’s College in London and obtained his PhD in NK cell immunotherapy from VU University Amsterdam in 2018. He has been working full time at Glycostem since December 2016. Veluchamy sees a major role for the Netherlands in the development of new medicines. The arrival of the European Medical Agency will consolidate this role.

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News 12.06.19

Calquence Phase III ELEVATE-TN trial met primary endpoint at interim analysis in previously-untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Calquence alone or in combination significantly increased the time patients lived without disease progression AstraZeneca announced positive results from the...

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News 03.06.19

A cup of coffee with…Robin Voets (Acerta Pharma)

Robin started in 2017 as an intern at Acerta Pharma. "During my internship I synthesized a tool compound for the validation of the biology of the target we were working on at the time and for comparative studies with new compounds to determine in what way the compounds differentiate themselves."

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News 29.05.19

Synaffix Announces 3rd License Taken by ADC Therapeutics

Synaffix B.V., a Dutch biotechnology company focused on the advancement of its clinical-stage antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology for the development...

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News 27.05.19

“Our models help develop smarter medication”

Certara Oss develops mathematical models and scenarios for the testing and use of medication for third parties, mainly pharmaceutical companies....

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News 13.05.19

A cup of coffee with … Debby Kruijsen (ModiQuest Research)

Debby Kruijsen began her career in antibody discovery in 2011 when she obtained a PhD in immunology at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, studying the role of antibodies in affecting antigen presentation and subsequent Respiratory Syncytial Virus specific T cell activation.

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News 13.05.19

Forty Seven Inc. and Acerta Enter Collaboration to Evaluate Novel Immuno-Oncology Triple Combination in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

— Plan to evaluate Forty Seven’s CD47 antibody in combination with rituximab and Calquence (acalabrutinib) — — Novel combination aims...

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News 09.05.19

Calquence Phase III ASCEND trial met primary endpoint at interim analysis in relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and will stop early

AstraZeneca today announced positive results from the Phase III ASCEND trial of Calquence (acalabrutinib) in previously-treated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)....

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