Navigation Links
Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Transfers 40-Litre cGMP Manufacturing Process for REOLYSIN(R)
Date:5/22/2008

CALGARY, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that it has successfully transferred cGMP production for REOLYSIN(R) at the 40-litre batch size to SAFC Pharma(TM), a Division of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation. This follows the successful scale-up from 20 litres to 40 litres announced by the Company last year.

Yields at the 40-litre scale should provide sufficient doses to support future development plans leading to registration and also anticipated early stage commercial requirements. Development work to support further scale-up to the 100-litre level is currently underway.

"Manufacturing at a commercial scale is an integral part of our development plans for REOLYSIN(R)," said Dr. Matt Coffey, Chief Scientific Officer of Oncolytics. "We have built a solid relationship with SAFC Pharma through numerous projects ranging from media optimization to scale up efforts, and we are very pleased to be working with an international leader with a proven track record in biologic manufacturing."

"We are very proud to be Oncolytics' chosen partner for cGMP production of REOLYSIN(R). Consistent with our previous announcement of a $12 million expansion of capacity, we will be in a position to support commercial production of REOLYSIN(R)," said Jeffrey L. Strobel, Ph.D., Site Director at SAFC Pharma's Carlsbad operation. The Carlsbad operation of SAFC Pharma supports the viral vector and vaccine community with its process development and analytical laboratory expertise, as well as its cGMP capability (cell and virus banks, bulk virus manufacturing, and formulated, filled, and finished drug).

About SAFC: SAFC(R) is the custom manufacturing and services group within Sigma-Aldrich that focuses on high-purity inorganics for high technology applications, cell culture products and services for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, biochemical production and the manufacturing of complex, multi-step organic synthesis of APIs and key intermediates. SAFC has manufacturing facilities around the world dedicated to providing manufacturing services for companies requiring a reliable partner to produce their custom manufactured materials. SAFC has four focus areas - SAFC Pharma, SAFC Supply Solutions(R), SAFC Biosciences(TM), and SAFC Hitech(TM) - and had annual sales of nearly $600 million in 2007. SAFC is one of the world's 10 largest fine chemical businesses. For more information about SAFC, visit http://www.safcglobal.com.

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 36 countries and has 7,900 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning Web site at http://www.sigma-aldrich.com.

About Oncolytics Biotech Inc.

Oncolytics is a Calgary-based biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics. Oncolytics' clinical program includes a variety of Phase I/II and Phase II human trials using REOLYSIN(R), its proprietary formulation of the human reovirus, alone and in combination with radiation or chemotherapy. For further information about Oncolytics, please visit http://www.oncolyticsbiotech.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements, including the Company's expectations related to the manufacturing process, sufficiency of the 40-litre scale and commercialization, and the Company's belief as to the potential of REOLYSIN(R) as a cancer therapeutic, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the availability of funds and resources to pursue research and development projects, the efficacy of REOLYSIN(R) as a cancer treatment, the success and timely completion of clinical studies and trials, the Company's ability to successfully commercialize REOLYSIN(R), uncertainties related to the research and development of pharmaceuticals and uncertainties related to the regulatory process. Investors should consult the Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Canadian and U.S. securities commissions for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Oncolytics Biotech Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Issuance of 27th U.S. Patent
2. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators to Present Phase II Sarcoma Trial Results at ASCO Annual Meeting
3. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces U.K. Phase II Clinical Trial Investigating REOLYSIN(R) in Combination with Paclitaxel and Carboplatin
4. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Starts Patient Enrolment in U.K. Combination REOLYSIN(R)/Cyclophosphamide Trial
5. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Details of 2008 Annual Shareholder Meeting
6. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2008 First Quarter Results
7. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Journal of Immunology Publication on Reovirus Activation of Dendritic Cells
8. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Gene Therapy Publication on Reovirus Treatment for Melanoma
9. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators Present Reovirus Research for Multiple Myeloma at AACR Annual Meeting
10. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators Present Reovirus Research for Pediatric Sarcomas at AACR Annual Meeting
11. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Completes Dose Escalation in Combination REOLYSIN(R)/Paclitaxel and Carboplatin Trial
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... diabetes, and traumatic injuries, will be accelerated by research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute ... engines of wound healing and tissue regeneration. , The novel method, developed by ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2016 , ... The need for blood donations in South ... week by the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, blood donations are on the decline. ... years, and they are down 21 percent in South Texas in the last four years ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... LONDON , May 23, 2016 - ... by 40% - Frontage Implement a Single Platform to ... Compliance and Traceability Within the Bioanalytical lab Frontage Laboratories, ... the United States and China , ... its laboratory facilities. In addition to serving as the global electronic ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 20, 2016 , ... ... that 10 of its most experienced veterinary clients have treated over 100 of their ... cutting edge technology to provide the highest level of care for their patients. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/12/2016)... , May 12, 2016 WearablesResearch.com ... just published the overview results from the Q1 wave ... the recent wave was consumers, receptivity to a program ... data with a health insurance company. "We ... to share," says Michael LaColla , CEO of ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... FRANCISCO and BANGALORE, India , ... of EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: ... provider, today announced a global partnership that will ... way to use mobile banking and payment services. ... is a key innovation area for financial services, but it ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ...  report to their offering.  , ,     (Logo: ... forecast the global multimodal biometrics market to grow ... 2016-2020.  Multimodal biometrics is being implemented ... healthcare, BFSI, transportation, automotive, and government for controlling ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):