"This new In-Line labeling process is elegant in its simplicity but dramatic in the benefits achieved," said Steven W. King, president and CEO of Peregrine. "The process is extremely versatile and easy to use, and it can produce large quantities of labeled drug product rapidly, reliably and cost-effectively. We have been using the new process to produce Cotara for our ongoing brain cancer trials and can report that it works as well in clinical practice as it does in the lab. We believe it is significant that this innovative process has been granted a European patent and coincidently is featured in a newly released major peer-reviewed publication. We intend to make this exciting technology available for license on a worldwide basis."
The continuous In-Line manufacturing method has European patent protection under European Patent Number 1 638 989. It was developed by inventors at Peregrine and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, which has exclusively licensed its rights in the technology to Peregrine Pharmaceuticals.
1. Harris, D., Pellikka, R., Gasser, O., Blaeuenstein, P., Waibel, R., Schubiger, P.A., King, S., Parseghian, M. (2009). In-Line Radiolabeling: A Novel Continuous Flow System for Commercial-Scale Protein Labeling. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 50(7):1178-1186.
About Peregrine Pharmaceuticals
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative monoclonal antibodies in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer and serious viral infections. The company is pursuing three separate clinical programs in cancer and hepatitis C virus infection with its lead product candidates bavituximab and Cotara(R). Peregrine also has in-house manufacturing capabilities through its wholly owned subsidiary Av
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