Biogen and Capsigen Announce Collaboration to Discover and Develop Novel AAV Capsids for Targeted CNS and Neuromuscular Disorders

Jessica Wong
  • Collaboration aims to identify novel AAV capsids with enhanced properties to facilitate the development of new gene therapies for CNS and neuromuscular disorders

  • Capsigen’s screening technology is designed to produce dose optimized, fit for purpose vectors that may have applicability across Biogen’s gene therapy pipeline

  • Capsigen to receive a $15 million upfront payment and is eligible to receive potential research, development and commercial milestone payments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and VANCOUVER, Wash., May 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) and Capsigen Inc. announced today that they have entered into a strategic research collaboration to engineer novel adeno-associated virus (AAV)

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New subway cars will remain out of service as officials discover another problem

Jessica Wong

The current issue stems from trouble with a component located between the undersides of the vehicles, known as the trucks, and their bodies, where passengers sit and stand.

At a meeting of the MBTA’s governing board Monday, deputy general manager Jeff Gonneville said it is becoming more difficult for the truck frames to turn, which could present a challenge as trains go through curves.

“As the miles of the vehicles are increasing, there is a greater resistance to turning of the truck frames themselves,” he said. Because pads that are meant to “regulate” the turning are wearing down, it creates

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Disney Fans Shocked to Discover Animation Reused Across Classic Films

Jessica Wong

Disney fans are claiming their “childhood is ruined” after realizing certain animations had been reused across various films.

The practice, known as recycled animation, was identified years ago, but side-by-side clips often re-emerge online as each new generation makes the same discovery.

Earlier this month Twitter user TmarTn stumbled across the footage from 1967’s The Jungle Book, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, released in 1977.

The sequence shows the boys in each film, Mowgli and Christopher Robin, performing exactly the same movements, as they walk up a hill and throw a rock before climbing along

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Discover the World Announces Change in Canadian Leadership | News

Jessica Wong

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Joanne Lundy, who has been Discover the World  Director Canada for 28 years, is retiring from the position as of May 2021. The new incoming Director is Jane Clementino. Jane is a well-recognized travel executive in Canada with 30 years of experience in aviation, corporate travel management, and retail travel. She has extensive knowledge of the travel marketplace, distribution channels, and supplier relations, combined with strategic insights and business development capabilities – which have produced a great track record of revenue and brand growth.

During her tenure, Lundy developed

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Discover an outdoor oasis in the middle of Market

Jessica Wong

“Oasis” is such a popular label in the language of interior design that it’s easy to overlook its original meaning as a name for a place—often lush and green—providing refuge and relief. But a yearlong pandemic that had many of us stuck at home galvanized the need to create a safe, open-air escape, even if only in our own backyards. Recognizing the heightened significance of exquisite outdoor spaces, the organizers of this spring’s High Point Market tapped four top industry talents to create Design Oasis, an outlet for imagining the many ways these spaces might take shape as we move

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