Thursday, March 28, 2019 Daily Archives

Lonza adds to cell line arsenal with piggyBac from Transposagen

CDMO Lonza will use the non-viral, gene delivery piggyBac system to improve the titer of difficult-to-express proteins after acquiring the IP rights from Transposagen. The deal brings contract development and manufacturing organization Lonza the transposon-based technology. The platform uses an engineered hyperactive piggyBac transposase enzyme to insert expression vector cargos into the host cell genome and preferentially targets stable regions of the genome associated with highly expressed genes. “We acquired the IP rights to the piggyBac technology for bioprocessing,” Sarah…