NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Contract manufacturing firm Aldevron announced today that it has agreed to collaborate with non-profit foundation Myeloma Crowd to advance treatments and attempt to find a cure for multiple myeloma.

Aldevron has licensed minicircle DNA technology developed by Stanford University professor Mark Kay. Minicircles are small circular plasmid derivatives that are free of all prokaryotic vector parts. They have been used in research as transgene carriers for the genetic modification of mammalian cells.

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