Navigation Links
Elusys Therapeutics and Lonza Enter Into Manufacturing Agreement
Date:6/16/2009

PINE BROOK, N.J. and BASEL, Switzerland, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Elusys Therapeutics and Lonza Sales AG entered into an agreement for the production of Anthim(TM), a therapeutic monoclonal antibody in late stage development for the treatment of anthrax infection. Under this agreement, Lonza will provide process development services and manufacturing capacity for this product using Lonza's GS Gene Expression System(TM).

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/NY01624LOGO )

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090616/NY32818LOGO )

"Elusys is pleased to initiate a partnership with Lonza for the production of Anthim. Lonza has considerable experience in large-scale manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies and a well-established reputation with regulatory agencies for the production of licensed products," commented James Porter, Vice President of Development and Manufacturing at Elusys.

"Elusys has developed a very promising antibody therapeutic and we are proud to be able to support the further development of Anthim towards its commercial use," added Dr. Stephan Kutzer, Head of Lonza Biopharmaceuticals.

Anthim Background

Anthim is a high-affinity, humanized and deimmunized monoclonal antibody that targets the protective antigen of B. anthracis and neutralizes the lethal effects of anthrax toxins. It is being developed for prevention and treatment of inhalation anthrax. Anthim has been granted Fast-Track status and Orphan Drug Designation by the FDA. Elusys has been awarded $34 million from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense for development of Anthim, of which $12 million was awarded in September 2007, under contract #HHSN272200700035C, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the Department of Health and Human Service.

About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and life science industries. Its products and services span its customers' needs from research to final product manufacture. Lonza is the global leader in the production and support of active pharmaceutical ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids, and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection, and cell therapy manufacturing. Lonza is also a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition, hygiene, preservation, agro, and personal care markets.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. In 2008, Lonza had sales of CHF 2.937 billion. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

About Elusys

Based in Pine Brook, New Jersey, Elusys is a private biotechnology company developing antibody therapeutics for treatment of infectious disease. Elusys has been active in the development of biowarfare countermeasures since 2001 and since then has worked in partnership with the US government to develop Anthim for the treatment of anthrax infection. For more information, please visit www.elusys.com.


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

Related medicine news :

1. Prime Therapeutics Receives TIPPS Certification
2. Adams Respiratory Therapeutics to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of its Incorporation on September 12
3. Transition Therapeutics Announces Fiscal 2007 Year End Financial Results
4. Lorus Therapeutics announces election of three new Directors and appoints a new Chairman
5. Deane F. Johnson Center for Neurotherapeutics to Launch First Mobile Medical Unit on October 4th
6. Russell Investment Group Advises Protalix Biotherapeutics of Index Adjustment
7. Adams Respiratory Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of Grape-Flavored Delsym(R)
8. Prime Therapeutics Announces URAC Accreditation
9. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) to Present at BIO Investor Forum
10. Horizon Therapeutics, Inc. Scheduled to Present at Upcoming BioPartnering Europe Meeting
11. Sontra Medical Corporation Changes Name to Echo Therapeutics, Inc.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Miami Dental Specialists is excited to bring patients the choice ... in January, Miami Dental Specialists will offer the non-metal implants as a safe, holistic ... be chosen by the dental implant manufacturer, Straumann, to bring this cutting-edge technology to ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... “Revolutionizing Cancer Care.” , The print component of “Revolutionizing Cancer Care” ... Pittsburgh/Cleveland, New York, Washington DC/Baltimore, and Seattle, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... Homeowners now have a next generation ... America’s leading brand of building products, has improved upon its industry-best array of ... version of the ColorView® Exterior Style and Color Selector. Created expressly for the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... Healthcare careers in the medical laboratory, nursing, and in the imaging field ... staffing leader Aureus Medical Group during the month of January. Aureus Medical specializes in ... and in travel and direct hire opportunities in other allied health fields. , The ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House ... what he says are the real facts surrounding all those Bible stories. For generations ... Sunday school teachers, and Yisrayl says there is more to these than just mere ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... Kalifornien, 12. Februar 2016  Sequent Medical, Inc. ... von Patienten für eine Studie zur Sicherheit und ... speziell für die Behandlung von rupturierten intrakraniellen Aneurysmen ... Leiter der Neuroradiologie an der Universitätsklinik Bicètre in ... der CLARYS-Studie hat den ersten Patienten aufgenommen. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... 2016  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) ... (pemetrexed disodium) vitamin regimen patent would not presently be infringed ... France , Italy and ... only with dextrose solution.  --> ... of Appeal held that Lilly,s patent would be indirectly infringed ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... February 12, 2016 ... auf den ungedeckten medizinischen Bedarf bei Lungen- ... seines klinischen Forschungsprogramms bekannt. Das Programm, das ... Verbesserungen ihrer respiratorischen Funktionen und anderer klinischer ... ein Medizintechnikunternehmen, das sich auf den ungedeckten ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: