Press releases

Medical & Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. launches real time PCR-based assay kit products for SARS-CoV-2

NAGOYA, JapanMedical and Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. (MBL), a JSR Life Sciences company, announced today that its subsidiary company, G&G Science Co., Ltd., has successfully completed development of a real-time PCR assay kit for “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2). The kit was evaluated with clinical samples provided by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID). NIID and the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) today published that the results of testing with the kit corresponded 100 percent to those of the current NIID system on both positive and negative agreement rates. Therefore, starting immediately, the kit can be used not only for emergency testing being executed under the Infectious Diseases Control Law of Japan, but also for the clinical testing for the coverage of public medical insurance.

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JSR Life Sciences Company KBI Biopharma, Inc. Promotes Dirk Lange to CEO

Durham, NC – March 2, 2020 – JSR Life Sciences, LLC announced today that Dirk Lange will take over as president and chief executive officer of KBI Biopharma, Inc., a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) and JSR Life Sciences affiliate company.  Lange will be responsible for setting KBI’s global vision, defining strategic priorities and ensuring KBI’s continuous focus on quality and innovation. 

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JSR Life Sciences and GlycoSeLect Enter Licensing and Joint Development Agreement

Sunnyvale, CA, ‐ October 31, 2019 JSR Life Sciences announced today that it has signed a technology licensing and joint development agreement with Dublin, Ireland-based GlycoSeLect, which provides recombinant prokaryotic lectins (RPLs) that enable the selective isolation of glycosylated biomolecules.  The agreement will focus on the development of a glyco-affinity ligand and capture resin.

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PeptiDream and JSR Begin a Joint Development Program to Identify Peptides Applicable to Affinity Chromatography

TOKYO, JAPAN – September 20, 2019 - JSR Corporation and PeptiDream Inc. have agreed to begin a joint development program to identify peptides applicable to the affinity chromatography*1 process used in the purification of biopharmaceuticals such as antibody therapeutics.

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JSR Life Sciences, LLC Expands through East Coast Center of Excellence

Sunnyvale, CA – July 11, 2019 – JSR Life Sciences, LLC announced today that it has expanded its footprint and technical capabilities through the opening of its Applications Center of Excellence in Durham, NC.  The new facility provides state-of-the-art laboratory and work space for JSR’s Separations Sciences Group (SSG) to focus on applications development, customer support and training. 

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