Selexis: It’s a Great Place to Work®

Written by on May 17, 2018

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. – Albert Einstein As an entrepreneur, I know firsthand how thrilling it is to start a new company. We aim for success, and we determine for ourselves what that success will look like. Maybe it’s increased sales growth; maybe it’s attracting […]

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Selexis Achieves 100th Commercial License Agreement

Written by Igor Fisch, PhD on May 2, 2018

In 2001, I co-founded Selexis with prize money that I won from the de Vigier Foundation in Switzerland followed by the NETS prize (the predecessor program of Venture Kick), a philanthropic three-stage funding model initiated to support Swiss startups. Fast forward to 2018, Selexis is now among the top mammalian cell line development companies worldwide […]

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Knowledge Is Power for Today’s CEOs – Keeping Up With Industry News

Written by Igor Fisch, PhD on February 22, 2018

As a young scientist and entrepreneur, I understood early in my career just how important it is to stay ahead of the curve. Being a voracious consumer of information and news was the best way to see the big picture, evaluate trends and market drivers, and gain the knowledge that empowered my strategic vision. Today, […]

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Using CHO “Omics” to Address Production of Increasingly Complex Biotherapeutics

Written by Guest Blogger Pierre-Alain Girod, PhD on February 1, 2018

Increasingly, solutions for complex human diseases are being addressed with increasingly complex protein therapeutic modalities. These include molecules such as bi-specific proteins, DARPins, triabodies and novel scaffolds decorated with peptides, enzymes or growth factors, to name a few. Many, if not most, of these proteins do not exist in nature and producing them presents a […]

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2017: Year in Review

Written by Igor Fisch, PhD on January 4, 2018

An idea is something that won’t work unless you do. – Thomas Edison As I look around our new corporate headquarters and laboratories, I am reminded of how far Selexis has come since we began our work in cell line generation more than 15 years ago. 2017 was certainly no exception and I’m so proud […]

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Biosimilarity: It starts by selecting the right manufacturing cell line

Written by Igor Fisch, PhD on December 21, 2017

The recombinant therapeutic patent cliff has ushered in a new promise for access to less expensive biologic therapies, called biosimilars. Just recently, in fact, the US Food & Drug Administration approved the first biosimilar for the treatment of certain breast and stomach cancers, known as Ogivri (trastuzumab-dkst) – which is a biosimilar to Herceptin (trastuzumab). […]

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CHO Cells Are Here to Stay?

Written by Igor Fisch, PhD on November 30, 2017

I have recently read a couple of industry articles around cell line development that claim the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line is not the future of biomanufacturing and that alternative non-mammalian platforms, such as fungal, algae and plant systems, will offer the low-cost solutions that CHO cannot. Make no mistake, it will be a […]

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