News & Updates
January 9, 2023
Viral vectors are critical components in the manufacturing of cell and gene therapies, but their production is currently a key bottleneck and cost driver. CCRM, a leader in developing and commercializing cell and gene therapies, has partnered with Membio, a Canadian biotechnology company developing a 0.2-10 L benchtop single-use bioreactor system, to streamline production of viral vectors. This will be the first collaboration of the two organizations and will explore combining Membio’s bioreactor system with CCRM’s innovative virus producing cell line...
The 2023 SOSV Human Health 100
April 3, 2023
The second annual SOSV Human Health 100! The list captures SOSV’s 100 most exciting companies in human health as of April 2023.
From SOSV’s standpoint, each company on the Human Health 100 represents a unique window into the very rapid advances taking place in fields as varied as cancer therapeutics, CRISPR platforms, assistive robotics, and remote healthcare, to name a few...
Manufacturing Innovations Taking Root in Canada: Showcasing 15 Dynamic Startups
March 8, 2023
Canada Venture News
Canada has become a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and manufacturing startups are no exception. These startups are paving the way for a brighter future in Canada’s industrial landscape.
In this article, Membio is featured as one of the 15 most interesting and innovative manufacturing startups in Canada.
Thinking ahead: developing biosynthetic blood to anticipate donor drought
January 3, 2023
Cell & Gene Therapy Insights
Advances in scientific research suggest the possibility of a viable biosynthetic blood technology that could radically transform the health outcomes of people around the world. Such a development would enhance a drastically insufficient global supply of red blood cells needed for transfusions, while also mitigating severe risks to donor supply precipitated by future pandemic or environmental catastrophes...
Heat Map: 5 Top Cell Therapy Startups
October 13, 2020
Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the pharma sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising cell therapy startups...
Opportunities at the Intersection of Biology, Software, and Automation
July 13, 2020
Over the past two decades, we’ve seen hundreds of billions of dollars of market capitalization created by new software and infrastructure companies built at the intersection of mobile, data, and cloud computing. Now, we’re in the middle of an even larger shift at the intersection of biology, software, and automation as old industries are reimagined and entirely new ones are created.
The Biology of Business
June 30, 2020
The 21st century will be an era defined by biological innovation. Accompanying this revolution, biology will inspire a fundamental change impacting our understanding of business & how we think about building, growing, and sustaining companies of the future...