Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biologics & Bioprocessing
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Promosome Sign Licensing Agreement

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Innovative mammalian cell line development technologies that show promise for increasing manufacturing efficiency of vital biopharmaceuticals.

GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Promosome LLC have announced that the companies have signed a licensing agreement, granting GE Healthcare exclusive rights to an innovative suite of mammalian cell line development technologies, developed by Promosome, for increasing protein expression in mammalian cell culture.

Under the terms of agreement, Promosome will receive milestone payments for technology transfer and subsequent royalties upon commercialization.

Mammalian cell culture plays a key role in the manufacture of biotherapeutic proteins for the treatment of diseases such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as the new generation of vaccines. GE Healthcare already offers a wide range of start-to-finish technologies and services for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

In-licensing of Promosome’s cell line development technologies will enable GE Healthcare Life Sciences to expand its offering with a cell-line generation service focused on delivering increased expression levels for hard-to-manufacture therapeutic proteins and improving manufacturing efficiency through increased protein yields.

Morgan Norris, General Manager for Upstream Products, BioProcess, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, said: “The biopharmaceutical industry is constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and increase flexibility. Promosome’s technologies provide a powerful way to drive up protein yields and, more excitingly, boost the output of cell lines for hard-to-express proteins to a level where large-scale manufacturing becomes viable and previously disregarded therapies can be progressed.”

John Manzello, President and CEO of Promosome, added: “This agreement represents a significant commercial milestone for Promosome. We are excited to be working closely with the team at GE Healthcare to transfer our technology to their in-house experts. GE Healthcare is ideally positioned to deliver our technology to the global biopharmaceutical industry.”

GE Healthcare has recently acquired Thermo Fisher’s HyClone™ cell culture media and sera allowing GE to expand its offering of start-to-finish technologies for the discovery and manufacturing of innovative new medicines and vaccines. In 2012 the company launched KUBio™, an off-the-shelf modular factory for the manufacture of monoclonal antibodies.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,200+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

GE Healthcare Investing in Cures for Cancer
GE’s acquisition of Biosafe Group SA further develops integrated cell therapy and regenerative medicine enabling development and patient access to innovative therapies.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
GE Healthcare Expands European Capabilities
Expansion will see large volume sterile liquid handling capacity doubled.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
BeiGene Selects GE’s FlexFactory™ Biomanufacturing Platform
Facility will manufacture biologics for clinical trials.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
GE Acquires Strategic Assets from Thermo
GE to acquire cell culture media and sera, gene modulation and magnetic beads businesses.
Monday, January 06, 2014
GE Healthcare Launches Modular Biopharmaceutical Factory, KUBio
Innovative approach will save biopharmaceutical manufacturers time and money.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
iBio, Inc. and GE Healthcare Form New Global Alliance
Companies to commercialize plant-based technologies for biopharmaceutical and vaccine manufacture.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
GE Healthcare Expands Shanghai Fast Trak Training Center
Expansion adds IN Cell, Biacore and DeltaVision technologies for drug discovery and development.
Monday, September 24, 2012
GE Healthcare Offers Fast Trak Training in Singapore
Fast Trak training and education courses provide practical training in the latest technologies and strategies for bioprocessing.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Karolinska University Hospital and GE Healthcare Collaborate to Advance Technologies for Cell Therapy
Pioneering three-year study will investigate technology and workflow needs in a clinical setting.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
GE Healthcare to acquire Xcellerex Inc.
Addition of high growth company builds integrated, start-to-finish industry offering, focused on lowering costs, increasing productivity and reducing time to market.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
GE Healthcare and Neste Jacobs Form Strategic Alliance
Alliance will help healthcare providers worldwide increase access to life-saving treatments.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
GE Healthcare and M+W Group Form Strategic Alliance in Vaccines, Insulin and Biopharmaceuticals
Companies to help emerging nations develop their own manufacturing capabilities for essential biopharmaceuticals, reducing reliance on imports.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
NIBRT and GE Healthcare Announce Biopharmaceutical Research Collaboration
Joint research project to drive new technologies for the development and functional analysis of therapeutic antibodies.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
GE Healthcare Appoints Kieran Murphy as Life Sciences CEO, Successor to Peter Ehrenheim
On 1 April 2011, Kieran Murphy will be promoted to succeed current Life Sciences President and CEO Peter Ehrenheim who will retire from GE after a transition period on July 31 2011.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
G-CON Manufacturing and GE Healthcare Announce Intent to Collaborate in Developing Next Generation Modular Bio-therapeutic Manufacturing Technology
G-Con Manufacturing, LLC and GE Healthcare announce their intention to collaborate on the development of a modular portable bio-process manufacturing solution for vaccines and therapeutics.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Scientific News
Antibody-Based Drug for Multiple Sclerosis
New antibody-based drug paves the way for new strategies for controlling and treating multiple sclerosis.
Structure of Cold Virus Solved
Researchers have identified the structure of an elusive cold virus linked to child asthma and respiratory infections, providing the foundation for treating the virus.
'Poison Pill' Fed to Deadly Virus
Researchers have created a genetic modification within a virus (with funny name), rendering it unable to replicate, mutate or cause illness.
World First Alzheimer's Vaccine Breakthrough
Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery towards an effective vaccine for Alzheimer's by targeting associated proteins.
Immunotherapy Drug Combo Targets Cancer
Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential immunotherapy drug combination that shows therapeutic effects against advanced and metastatic cancers.
Study Shows Sandoz Biosimilar Equivalent to Originator Drug
New data shows Sandoz biosimilar candidate has equivalent efficacy to originator etanercept following comparison in psoriasis.
Biomunex Confirms Optimal Properties and Activity of BiXAb® Antibodies
Biomunex‘s Plug-and-Play bispecific antibodies demonstrated excellent in vitro properties and in vivo activity positively differentiating their BiXAb platform from competing formats.
Immunotherapy Reduces Rheumatoid-Linked Cardiovascular Risk
Study shows combination of two extra-low dose anticytokines reduces disease activity and cardiovascular events.
Viable HIV Vaccine Confirmed by Study
HIV Study in macaques confirms clinically viable vaccine opening the way for future treatment in humans.
Sanofi Working on Zika Vaccine with U.S. Army
Sanofi is working in conjunction with the U.S. Army to develop possible Zika vaccine at faster rate following research agreement.
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,200+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!