Navigation Links
BioWa Announces License of POTELLIGENT(R) Technology to Merck KGaA
Date:7/15/2009

PRINCETON, N.J., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- BioWa, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, providing the global healthcare and chemicals company with access to BioWa's POTELLIGENT((R)) Technology platform for the research, development and commercialization of their antibody therapies with enhanced antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC).

"We are extremely pleased about our partnership with Merck KGaA, a global healthcare company with a strong worldwide presence," commented Dr. Masamichi Koike, BioWa's President and CEO. "Merck KGaA's world-class R&D organization and global market presence will enable us to promote and extend the benefit of the technology to patients all over the world more efficiently."

Under the terms of the license agreement, BioWa grants Merck KGaA non-exclusive rights to research, develop and commercialize therapeutic antibodies generated through POTELLIGENT((R)) Technology for an undisclosed number of targets. In return, BioWa will receive upfront payments, and may receive development milestone payments and royalties on products. Other details of the agreement are not disclosed.

About POTELLIGENT((R)) Technology

POTELLIGENT((R)) Technology improves potency and efficacy of antibody therapeutics, by enhancing ADCC, one of the major mechanisms of action for antibody therapeutics. POTELLIGENT((R)) Technology involves the reduction of the amount of fucose in the carbohydrate structure of an antibody using a proprietary fucosyltransferase-knockout CHO cell line as a production cell. Research shows that POTELLIGENT((R)) Technology dramatically enhances ADCC activity of an antibody in vitro, and significantly increases potency and efficacy of the antibody in vivo. A number of POTELLIGENT((R)) antibodies are being investigated in human clinical trials.

About BioWa, Inc.

BioWa is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan's leading pharmaceutical and largest biotech company, and is the exclusive worldwide licensor of AccretaMab((TM)) platform. AccretaMab((TM)) platform consists of POTELLIGENT((R)) and COMPLEGENT((TM)) Technologies, creating a superior antibody molecule with enhanced ADCC and CDC activities. BioWa is offering POTELLIGENT((R)) and COMPLEGENT((TM)) Technologies to partners under a license to maximize the value of these technologies. Together with Kyowa Hakko Kirin, BioWa is committed to promote ADCC/CDC enhanced monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics to fight cancer and other life-threatening and debilitating diseases. For more information about BioWa, visit its web site at www.biowa.com.

POTELLIGENT((R)), COMPLEGENT((TM)), and AccretaMab((TM)) are the trademarks of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. All rights are reserved.


'/>"/>
SOURCE BioWa, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. BioWa Announces Licensing of BioWas POTELLIGENT(R) Technology by GlaxoSmithkline for Use in Antibody Research and Development
2. BioWa Announces Expansion of License Agreement with Genentech for BioWas POTELLIGENT(R) Technology
3. Increased Light Leads to Early Detection: Caliper Life Sciences Introduces Bioware(R) Ultra Cancer Cell Lines
4. BioWa and Medarex Announce License of BioWas COMPLEGENT(TM) Technology
5. BioWa Announces License of Biowas Potelligent(R) Technology to KaloBios Pharmaceuticals
6. BioWa Licenses POTELLIGENT(R) Technology to GlaxoSmithKline for Use in Antibody Development and Commercialization
7. BioWa Announces License of POTELLIGENT(R) Technology to sanofi-aventis
8. Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
9. YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES COMPLIANCE WITH AIM RULE 26
10. Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Announces Pricing of Registered Direct Offering
11. BioLife Solutions Announces Exclusive CryoStor(TM) Supply Agreement With the New England Cryogenic Center, Inc.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... In a new case ... Denmark detail how a patient who developed lymphedema after being treated for breast cancer ... could change the paradigm for dealing with this debilitating, frequent side effect of cancer ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... Hematology Review, 2016;12(1):22-8 http://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2016.12.01.22 ... , the peer-reviewed journal from touchONCOLOGY, Andrew ... escalating cost of cancer care is placing an ... result of expensive biologic therapies. With the patents ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Regulatory Compliance Associates® ... provides a free webinar on Performing Quality Investigations: Getting to Root ... CT at no charge. , Incomplete investigations are still a major concern to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... PUNE, India , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... culture media market research report to its pharmaceuticals ... company profiles, product details and much more. ... market spread across 151 pages, profiling 15 companies ... now available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/601420-global-cell-culture-media-industry-2016-market-research-report.html . ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/26/2016)... DUBLIN , April 27, 2016 ... of the  "Global Multi-modal Biometrics Market 2016-2020"  report ... ) , The analysts forecast ... a CAGR of 15.49% during the period 2016-2020.  ... a number of sectors such as the healthcare, ...
(Date:4/13/2016)... -- IMPOWER physicians supporting Medicaid patients in Central ... in telehealth thanks to a new partnership with higi. ... patients can routinely track key health measurements, such as ... when they opt in, share them with IMPOWER clinicians ... retail location at no cost. By leveraging this data, ...
(Date:3/22/2016)... PUNE, India , March 22, 2016 ... new market research report "Electronic Sensors Market for ... Fingerprint, Proximity, & Others), Application (Communication & ... and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", ... consumer industry is expected to reach USD ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):