Biosafety

Gov. Hochul Tours Renovated Feinstein Institutes Bioelectronic Medicine Lab, Announces First $10 Million Award

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Hochul also announced a new $10 million ESD grant awarded to the Feinstein Institutes for a second phase of lab renovations.

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  • Hochul also announced a new $10 million ESD grant awarded to the Feinstein Institutes for a second phase of lab renovations.
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    Michael Dowling (left) with New York State Governor Kathy Hochul (center) as she tours Feinstein Institutes upgraded labs alongside Dr. Kevin Tracey (right).
  • (Credit: Feinstein Institutes)
    Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health, and Kevin J. Tracey, MD , president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes, formally unveiled the renovated lab space during a tour with Gov.
  • The Feinstein Institutes, the global scientific home of bioelectronic medicine , is comprised of 50 research labs, 3,000 clinical research studies and 5,000 researchers and staff.

Malaysian Genomics, Rinani Genotec Sign LOI with Universiti Malaysia Sabah

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Parties agree to collaborate on research in genetics, regenerative and alternative medicine

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  • Parties agree to collaborate on research in genetics, regenerative and alternative medicine
    PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Sept 21, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Leading genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad (Bursa: MGRC, 0155) is pleased to report that the Group has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Rinani Genotec Sdn Bhd (Genotec) to collaborate on research and development (R&D) in genetics, and regenerative and alternative medicines.
  • Chairman of Malaysian Genomics, Datuk Seri Dr. Chen Chaw Min, said, "We are happy to assist UMS undergraduates in pursuing their R&D goals so that they have a better understanding of their field of study.
  • The signing of the LOI followed UMS' visit to MGRC's Biosafety Level 2 cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice)-certified laboratory, which is used for the production of cell therapies, including CAR T-cell therapies for various cancers.
  • Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad: 0155 [BURSA: MGRC] [RIC: MGRC:KL] [BBG: MGRC:MK], http://www.mgrc.com.my/
    Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire .

LabShares Newton Doubles Space for Emerging Biotech Startups

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

In total, LabShares operates over 40,000 square feet of shared lab and office space for over 30 member companies.

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  • In total, LabShares operates over 40,000 square feet of shared lab and office space for over 30 member companies.
  • LabShares is also re-starting the [email protected] Pitch Competition, where one winning startup will be awarded free lab and office space for one year.
  • We are excited to offer free lab space once again to emerging startups as a way of helping them hit the ground running.
  • LabShares Newton is a laboratory incubator for emerging biotechnology and life science start-ups.

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Announces Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for its Advanced Development Center (ADC) for Vaccine Programs in Massachusetts

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

CHATHAM, N.J., June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: TNXP) (Tonix or the Company), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Company’s 45,000 square foot clinical-scale manufacturing facility in the New Bedford Business Park in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts on June 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET. The new facility houses Tonix’s Advanced Development Center (ADC) for accelerated research, development and analytical capabilities, as well as the production of clinical trial quality vaccines for infectious diseases, including monkeypox, smallpox and COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases for pandemic preparedness. The ceremony marks the formal opening of the New Bedford site.

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  • At full capacity, the facility can employ up to 70 researchers, scientists, manufacturing and technical support staff.
  • The addition of Tonix Pharmaceuticals to the growing biotech community in Greater New Bedford is a strong indicator of the quality of the regions workforce.
  • With high quality people, systems and processes, we intend to be a center of excellence for vaccine development.
  • As with any pharmaceutical under development, there are significant risks in the development, regulatory approval and commercialization of new products.

Ric Scalzo Institute of Botanical Research and Kelai Pharmaceutical Announce Research Partnership

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Kava Research Begins at Biosafety Level 2 and Analytical Plant Chemistry Labs

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  • Kelai Pharmaceutical specializes in the development of advanced drug delivery (ADD) technologies that utilize natural compounds to create safer, more effective, and innovative therapies for addiction, mental health disorders, and related conditions
    "We are particularly excited about starting the discovery partnership with the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research that builds on a rich traditional use of Kava.
  • We see this as the platform for accelerating our forward-looking research and discoveries around Kava," said Jacqueline Jacques, ND, Chief Executive Officer, Kelai Pharmaceutical.
  • When considering botanical material for research, the team analyzes the plant's background, supply chain, ethnobotanical history, and relevant clinical data.
  • For more information on the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research, visit scnm.edu/research.

SafetyStratus Creates a New Forum for EHS Mindset to Facilitate Safety Community Growth

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Monday, May 2, 2022

PLANO, Texas, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SafetyStratus, the most user-friendly enterprise EH&S software platform company that empowers partners to maximize their Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) programs, announced today that after almost a year of crafting conversations about breakthrough solutions and collaborating with global safety industry professionals, the company has released a dedicated webpage for customers seeking to further their knowledge to access these videos and contribute to the conversation.

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  • The collection of videos known as EHS Mindset began a year ago in April of 2021 with a discussion on Process Improvement with Amy Haberman.
  • These videos have been hosted online but will now be accessible as the third addition to the EH&S Knowledge Network, SafetyStratus Resources.
  • "The motivation behind EHS Mindset was to engage and connect with colleagues in other professions, empowering them to drive safety," says EHS Mindset Host Stephenie Langston.
  • To view the latest EHS Mindset video and comment from your own experience, visit:
    To access the latest from the rest of the EH&S Knowledge Network, visit: https://www.safetystratus.com/resources/
    SafetyStratus is designed by EH&S professionals for EH&S professionals.

Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad Awarded Covid-19 Surveillance Contract

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Monday, April 4, 2022

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Apr 4, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad ("Malaysian Genomics" or "the Group"), a leading genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist, was recently awarded a COVID-19 surveillance contract by the Institute for Medical Research ("IMR"), the biomedical research arm of the Ministry of Health ("MOH").

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  • PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Apr 4, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad ("Malaysian Genomics" or "the Group"), a leading genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist, was recently awarded a COVID-19 surveillance contract by the Institute for Medical Research ("IMR"), the biomedical research arm of the Ministry of Health ("MOH").
  • Malaysian Genomics is one of the private laboratories that IMR has engaged to outsource genome surveillance of SARS-CoV2.
  • Dato' Alvin Nesakumar, Executive Director of Malaysian Genomics, said, "We are pleased to support IMR and MOH in this important effort to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 virus, its variants and sub-variants.
  • Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad: http://www.mgrc.com.my/
    Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire .

TFF Pharmaceuticals Enters into CRADA with the U.S. Army and The Geneva Foundation to Develop Dry Powder Needle-free Medical Countermeasures

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Army Medical Researchand Development Command and theU.S Army'spremier institution and facility for defensive research into countermeasures against biological warfare, and The Geneva Foundation, a non-profit that advances innovative medical research within the U.S. military.

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  • Army Medical Researchand Development Command and theU.S Army'spremier institution and facility for defensive research into countermeasures against biological warfare, and The Geneva Foundation, a non-profit that advances innovative medical research within the U.S. military.
  • Current medical countermeasures have become less effective in recent months as new COVID-19 variants have emerged, saidGlenn Mattes, President & Chief Executive Officer ofTFF Pharmaceuticals.
  • TFF Pharmaceuticals continues to engage with various government and defense contracting agencies to utilize its Thin Film Freezing technology platform to formulate dry powder vaccines and therapeutics for mucosal delivery.
  • TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaging patented rapid freezing technology to develop and transform medicines into potent dry powder formulations for better efficacy, safety and stability.

ATCC Announces Award from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to Develop Well-Characterized Challenge Material of BSL-3 and BSL-4 Viruses

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Monday, March 14, 2022

ATCC will provide well-characterized Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) and BSL-4 viruses of public health concern, including those of pandemic or epidemic potential, to assist in developing medical countermeasures.

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  • ATCC will provide well-characterized Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) and BSL-4 viruses of public health concern, including those of pandemic or epidemic potential, to assist in developing medical countermeasures.
  • ATCC will be contributing to NIAIDs mission of more than six decades to support the development of novel therapeutics and biological inhibitors to combat infectious diseases.
  • Viruses with epidemic or pandemic potential require extensive investigational research toward the development of therapeutics.
  • There is a critical need to improve production capacity while ensuring genomic homogeneity through well-characterized challenge material (WCCM) in therapeutic product development.

Biom Pharmaceuticals' Antiviral Compound Bi121 Shows Broad-spectrum Activity Against Three Variants of SARS-CoV-2

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

An antiviral formulation that has significant antiviral activity against current and future variants of SARS-CoV-2 is a global medical need.

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  • An antiviral formulation that has significant antiviral activity against current and future variants of SARS-CoV-2 is a global medical need.
  • After screening a prospective seventy-three herbal compounds from Biom Pharmaceutical's library, two preparations showed antiviral SARS-CoV-2 activity, of which Bi121 showed broad-spectrum activity.
  • Bi121 showed significant activity towards all three variants tested, in two different cell lines showing a broad-spectrum activity.
  • Biom Probiotics is marketing a dietary supplement that contains Bi121 together with Biom's gut microbiome diversifying prebiotics (Diversify), under the brand Biom D'Fend.