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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: HEALTH-2009-2.4.4-1 | Award Amount: 7.93M | Year: 2010

EFACTS (the European Friedreichs Ataxia Consortium for Translational Studies) assembles a body of expertise to adopt a translational research strategy for the rare autosomal recessive neurological disease, Friedreichs ataxia (FRDA). FRDA is a severely debilitating disease that leads to loss of the ability to walk and dependency for all activities. Some patients have cardiomyopathy that can cause premature death, visual and auditory loss, kyphoscoliosis, pes cavus, diabetes. Onset is usually in childhood, but it may vary from infancy to adulthood. FRDA involves child health and ageing aspects. FRDA affected individuals and clinical specialists are dispersed. This is a hindrance for patients to receive the care they need, and for clinicians and researchers to make progress. EFACTS has been created to move past this limitation. EFACTS strongly believes that, 12 years after European researchers discovered the FRDA gene, frataxin, when new treatments for FRDA are being developed, the time is ripe to invest in FRDA research in a concerted Europe-wide fashion. EFACTS gathers the critical mass of researchers and clinicians to exploit the patient base, research reagents and knowledge for progress. This comes when IT can act as a crucial support for collaborative work in collecting patient data and material, making it available to leading researchers for advanced analysis, research and drug development. This project proposal has the following scientific and technological objectives: 1. Comprehensively populate a European FRDA database, linked to a bio bank; 2. Define a panel of clinical assessment tools; 3. Build on the knowledge base of frataxin structure and function; 4. Build on the knowledge base of the pathogenic cascade; 5. Build on the knowledge base of epigenetic mechanisms of frataxin silencing; 6. Develop new cellular and animal models for the study of FRDA; 7. Identify FRDA biomarkers; 8. Identify genetic modifiers of FRDA; 9. Develop therapeutics for FRDA.


Patent
W. R. Grace, Company and Repligen | Date: 2015-01-15

Chromatography media and devices containing chromatography media are disclosed. Methods of making chromatography devices and methods of using chromatography devices containing the chromatography media are also disclosed.


A product concentration device that utilizes a reservoir connected to a hollow-fiber filter element where the reservoir can serve as a container for filtrate emanating from another filtering device, such that product in the reservoir can be stored, concentrated and/or further processed as desired. Enclosed reactor systems, each of at least three chambers, fluid flow between the chambers controlled by selectively permeable barriers, flow controlled by an alternating flow diaphragm pump.


Patent
Repligen | Date: 2015-06-08

Improved screen filter modules, related compartmentalized filtration modules, and related filtration processes, suitable for filtering fluid to eliminate suspended particulate matter, such as living cells or microcarriers anchoring living cells, or to separate particulate matter based on size. The improvement is the presence of a barrier that channels redirected filtrate to the portion of the filter most susceptible to clogging by the particulate matter and induces flow patterns that act against clogging.


Patent
Repligen | Date: 2013-01-30

If one manufactures chromatography column tubes from plastic/thermoplastic or composite materials (such as polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyamides, acetals, or glass-filled plastics, such as glass-fiber plastics) and secures at least one of two flow distributors within the column tube with a tight interference or press fit, the resulting chromatography columns reduce or avoid the formation of dead zones around the press fit flow distributor and have an infinitely adjustable packing medium volume, also known as the medium bed height.


Methods of synthesizing oligonucleotides with high coupling efficiency (>99.5%) are provided. Methods for purification of synthetic oligonucleotides are also provided. Instrumentation configurations for oligonucleotide synthesis are also provided. Methods of designing and synthesizing polynucleotides are also provided. Polynucleotide design is optimized for subsequent assembly from shorter oligonucleotides. Modifications of phosphoramidite chemistry to improve the subsequent assembly of polynucleotides are provided. The design process also incorporates codon biases into polynucleotides that favor expression in defined hosts. Design and assembly methods are also provided for the efficient synthesis of sets of polynucleotide variants. Software to automate the design and assembly process is also provided.


Patent
Repligen | Date: 2015-01-16

If one sterilizes pre-packed, plastic chromatography columns with an appropriate level of gamma irradiation, the resulting sterile chromatography columns maintain sufficient packing media function and maintain column mechanical properties and pressure ratings.


Patent
Repligen | Date: 2012-02-28

This invention relates to generally inhibiting histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes (e.g., HDAC1, HDAC2, and HDAC3).


WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) today announced that the Company will report fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The Company will issue a press release before the market opens and will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss business updates and financial results for the reporting periods ended December 31, 2016. The conference call will be accessible by dialing toll-free (844) 835-7432 for domestic callers and (404) 537-3372 for international callers. Dial-in participants must provide the passcode 73917985. In addition, a webcast will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website. Both the conference call and webcast will be archived for a period of time following the live event. The replay dial-in numbers are (855) 859-2056 for domestic callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers. Replay listeners must provide the passcode 73917985. About Repligen Corporation Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) is a bioprocessing company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of highly innovative products used to improve the interconnected phases of the biological drug manufacturing process. Our portfolio includes protein products (Protein A affinity ligands, cell culture growth factors), chromatography products (OPUS® pre-packed columns, chromatography resins, ELISA kits) and filtration products (XCell™ ATF Systems, Sius™ TFF cassettes). Our bioprocessing products are sold to major life sciences companies, biopharmaceutical development companies and contract manufacturing organizations worldwide. The Protein A ligands and growth factor products that we manufacture are components of chromatography resins and cell culture media, respectively. We are the leading manufacturer of Protein A ligands, a critical component of Protein A resins that are the industry standard for downstream separation and purification of monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics. Our growth factors are used in upstream processes to accelerate cell growth and productivity. Our innovative line of OPUS® chromatography columns, used in downstream processes for bench-scale through clinical-scale purification needs, are delivered pre-packed with our customers’ choice of resin and bed height. Our XCell™ ATF Systems, available in stainless steel and single-use configurations, continuously eliminate waste from a bioreactor to concentrate cells and increase productivity in upstream processes. Single-use Sius™ TFF cassettes and hardware are used for biologic drug concentration in downstream processes. Repligen’s corporate headquarters are in Waltham, MA (USA) and our manufacturing facilities are located in Waltham, MA, Shrewsbury, MA, Lund, Sweden and Weingarten, Germany. This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release which are not strictly historical statements including, without limitation, statements identified by words like “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seek,” or “could” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including risks discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any responsibility to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.


WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) today announced that the Company will report fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The Company will issue a press release before the market opens and will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss business updates and financial results for the reporting periods ended December 31, 2016. The conference call will be accessible by dialing toll-free (844) 835-7432 for domestic callers and (404) 537-3372 for international callers. Dial-in participants must provide the passcode 73917985. In addition, a webcast will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website. Both the conference call and webcast will be archived for a period of time following the live event. The replay dial-in numbers are (855) 859-2056 for domestic callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers. Replay listeners must provide the passcode 73917985. About Repligen Corporation Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) is a bioprocessing company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of highly innovative products used to improve the interconnected phases of the biological drug manufacturing process. Our portfolio includes protein products (Protein A affinity ligands, cell culture growth factors), chromatography products (OPUS® pre-packed columns, chromatography resins, ELISA kits) and filtration products (XCell™ ATF Systems, Sius™ TFF cassettes). Our bioprocessing products are sold to major life sciences companies, biopharmaceutical development companies and contract manufacturing organizations worldwide. The Protein A ligands and growth factor products that we manufacture are components of chromatography resins and cell culture media, respectively. We are the leading manufacturer of Protein A ligands, a critical component of Protein A resins that are the industry standard for downstream separation and purification of monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics. Our growth factors are used in upstream processes to accelerate cell growth and productivity. Our innovative line of OPUS® chromatography columns, used in downstream processes for bench-scale through clinical-scale purification needs, are delivered pre-packed with our customers’ choice of resin and bed height. Our XCell™ ATF Systems, available in stainless steel and single-use configurations, continuously eliminate waste from a bioreactor to concentrate cells and increase productivity in upstream processes. Single-use Sius™ TFF cassettes and hardware are used for biologic drug concentration in downstream processes. Repligen’s corporate headquarters are in Waltham, MA (USA) and our manufacturing facilities are located in Waltham, MA, Shrewsbury, MA, Lund, Sweden and Weingarten, Germany. This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release which are not strictly historical statements including, without limitation, statements identified by words like “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seek,” or “could” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including risks discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any responsibility to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

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