Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Patch Biosciences

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Ginkgo Bioworks has acquired Patch Biosciences, which has built an AI platform for sequence design that enables more effective, specific, and durable genetic medicines and was backed by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) Bio + Health, Casdin Capital, and S32. See more details on the acquisition here.

Andelyn Biosciences Selected as AVV Manufacturing Partner

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Andelyn Biosciences Inc., a cell and gene therapy Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), has been selected to manufacture adeno-associated vectors (AAV) therapies in its suspension platform for several programs under the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) Bespoke Gene Therapy Consortium (BGTC). See more details here

How to Screen for Company Culture Fit

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Do you think about Company Culture when you are interviewing?  If not, you need to be.  For success with long term hiring, making sure the person can do the job is key, but what if they don’t fit with the company mission or goals?  Ignoring this fact can set you up for disappointment down the… Read more »

Your Star Candidate Has a Noncomplete! What Now?

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While local rules vary, noncompetition agreements are still widely prevalent in commercial positions.  While these agreements can be very limiting to a candidate, they can also open up the door for liability for the hiring company.  This article does a great job of explaining how to handle these situations.

Avoid the Hiring “Buzzwords” in Your Next Job Posting

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Do you get interview-worthy candidates from your job postings?  Do you get any candidates at all?  Are you making the same mistake as the majority of the people out there posting jobs?  Buzzwords like “Growth,” “Exciting,” “Motivated,” and “Start-up” are thrown around like they are going to make you unique and different when in reality… Read more »

Remote Working? How About Remote Onboarding?

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As remote working has become a more popular, many companies have faced the challenges of remote onboarding.  With the huge spike in remote working and continued hiring as a result of COVID-19, many companies who were not prepared to face remote onboarding are beginning to see the challenges.  This article provides some great information about… Read more »