Clinical trial for Ebola vaccine developed at UW–Madison underway in Japan

As of this week, a phase one clinical trial to test a potential new Ebola vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is underway in Japan. Fifteen healthy young men* will receive two doses of the experimental vaccine. If the first group tolerates the vaccine, an additional group of up to 20 volunteers will receive a higher dose of the vaccine.

UW-Madison biomanufacturer offers essential gene-transfer capacity

Adeno-associated virus (AAV) is used to insert replacement genes, and its role in genetic therapy trials is expanding quickly, says Carl Ross, managing director of Waisman Biomanufacturing. The AAV production reflects the Waisman lab’s growing importance in the biopharma business, as it’s the only facility on campus meeting FDA “good manufacturing practices” rules for large-scale manufacturing of biological therapies.

Waisman Biomanufacturing to be part of UW-Madison partnership in $20 million cell-based therapy center

Waisman Biomanufacturing and Waisman affiliate investigators Randolph Ashton and Krishanu Saha will be part of a new engineering research center that will develop transformative tools and technologies for the consistent, scalable and low-cost production of …