VivaZome wins Cytiva ANZ BioChallenge 2022

VivaZome Therapeutics has been awarded the top prize in the 2022 Cytiva BioChallenge for the Australia and NewZealand region. The prize, valued at approximately AUD $200,000, will further assist VivaZome in its quest to develop off-the-shelf regenerative medicines. Part of Cytiva’s BioChallenge global series, the inaugural challenge for the ANZ region received 32 applications from various universities and companies. See more here

VivaZome to collaborate with ANU retinal disease experts develop exosome-based therapies

VivaZome Therapeutics Pty Ltd is delighted to be collaborating with researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) and other expert groups focussing on improved therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The project entitled “The use of extracellular vesicles (EVs) for therapeutic RNA delivery as a novel treatment for retinal degenerations” is supported by a grant from ANU under its Research Support Program 2022, and includes researchers from the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology, VivaZome, Canberra Health Services, Sydney University, Save Sight Institute, La Trobe University and Flinders University. See more here

VivaZome and ReNerve to collaborate on nerve repair

ReNerve and VivaZome have entered a collaboration to combine their leading scaffold and exosome technologies, skills and experience to explore new solutions for the repair of spinal cord injuries.  The two companies will work together to explore the potential of combining the ReNerve NervAlign® nerve cuff with VivaZome’s proprietary exosomes to enhance nerve regrowth in damaged spinal cords. The NervAlign® nerve cuff has potential to facilitate localised delivery of regenerative factors to damaged nerves whilst protecting the healing process, while the VivaZome exosomes have potential to stimulate the regeneration of functional neural tissue and reduce inflammation. Read more at

VivaZome presents at 2021 American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy conference

Viva Zome CEO David Haylock is presenting at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy on 13 May 2021 in an Industrial Symposium sponsored by Pall Corporation. His presentation is entitled “Exosome manufacture in a fixed-bed bioreactor, and overcoming production challenges” Read more at

VivaZome and La Trobe University enter new research collaboration to develop exosome therapeutics

VivaZome Therapeutics Pty Ltd and La Trobe University today announced that they have entered into a new collaborative research project focussed on developing novel exosome therapeutics. Under the collaborative arrangement, VivaZome scientists will work alongside members of Professor Andrew Hill’s laboratory in the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS). Professor Hill is one of the world’s pre-eminent exosome researchers, and a member of the La Trobe Research Centre for Extracellular Vesicles, with its extensive suite of specialised technology and high-level expertise.

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VivaZome and BIA Separations collaborate; VivaZome CEO presents at 2021 Biotech Showcase

BIA’s unique CIM (Convective Interaction Media) monolith chromatography technology will be used to purify exosomes from VivaZome’s cell cultures, with the aim of developing a high-efficiency downstream purification and concentration process for exosome production.  

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VivaZome and Cytiva to collaborate on downstream technology for exosome purification

Under the agreement, VivaZome will provide substantial quantities of exosome-rich, cell culture supernatant produced by VivaZome’s preferred cell type. Cytiva’s Next Generation Resins Team, located in Uppsala in Sweden, will use the VivaZome material to evaluate Cytiva chromatography resins and fibre materials for their potential to separate and concentrate exosomes, with an emphasis on demonstrating high purity, very fast flow rates and scale-ability.

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