Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Almac and DSM Announces Collaboration Agreement

Published: Monday, February 18, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Collaboration agreement in the field of biocatalysis to provide sustainable manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical industry.

In October 2012, Almac has announced a collaboration agreement with DSM Pharmaceutical Products, the custom manufacturing and technology business of Royal DSM N.V., in the field of biocatalysis to provide sustainable manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical industry, and reports the continuing success of the relationship, including the successful transfer of enzymes for enzyme screening, process development and scale-up manufacture.

The agreement grants both parties access to their enzyme platform technologies, services and expertise for the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

Almac’s expertise in rapid enzyme identification, scale-up and implementation into early phase projects complements DSM’s experience and track record of over 30 commercial manufacturing bioprocesses run on a multi-ton scale.

This gives customers of either party access to enzyme expertise and assets resulting in cost-effective, green processing at all phases of development from preclinical to commercial manufacturing scale.

The collaboration also enables Almac to offer its customers a preferred partner for large-scale production.

Since then, Almac and DSM have initiated and completed multiple projects together in the fields of ketoreductase, transaminase, biooixdation and hydrolase.

Having access to the largest portfolio of off-the-shelf enzymes has really aided in moving projects from conception to reality for customers of both companies.

Dr. Tom Moody, Head of Almac Biocatalysis, stated “The success of the projects undertaken between Almac and DSM already demonstrates there is a market for scalable green technologies to access difficult-to-make chiral chemicals. Cost remains a prevalent issue within the industry and the introduction of enzymes into processes earlier in the drug discovery pipeline helps to drive cost down as projects move forward. Our collaboration is delivering real rewards to clients from both a technical and financial perspective”.

Almac’s success in the biocatalysis field was further endorsed recently, by the completion of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Queens University Belfast to develop, improve and embed bioprocesses in order to facilitate the delivery of novel products for its biocatalysis business.

The project was awarded the highest grade of “Outstanding” by the KTP Grading Panel for it’s achievement in meeting KTP’s objectives.


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 4,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 5,300+ 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

QuickSTAT Partners with Almac Group
Strategic partnership provides JIT global logistics inventory management program and newly commissioned facility to accelerate delivery of clinical trial supplies.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Almac Group Drives Biocatalysis Leadership with a Further $7M Investment
The investment will help develop biocatalysts for scale-up chemistry.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Almac and ESMS Global Collaborate to Offer Unique Clinical Trial Support
Sponsors requesting 24/7 medical support & emergency unblinding can save time and money.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Almac Announces Launch of CLIA Validated Next Generation Sequencing Assay
P53 considered important biomarker for cancer drug discovery.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Almac Introduce Flexible Clinical Trial Direct to Patient Solution
Available for clinical studies conducted throughout the US & Canada.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Almac Expand its UK Commercial Packaging Facility
Company makes further significant co-investment to meet Japanese client demand for humidity controlled blister packaging.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Almac Forms Academia-Industry Collaboration
Collaboration aims to bring a novel chemical produced via an enzymatic route from under-utilised natural oil to the market.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Almac’s AADx Gene Expression Marker Attracts Significant Commercial Interest from Pharma
Evaluation in colorectal, breast and lung cancer to follow.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Almac Profits Up 30%
Company will open a new clinical trial secondary packaging facility in Singapore.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Almac’s Diagnostics Business Unit Receives NY State Clinical Laboratory Permit
The Permit for trial enrichment and companion diagnostics development allows them to receive patient samples for clinical testing in New York.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Almac Achieves Double Success at Business Award Ceremony
Presented with both Excellence in Innovation & Technology.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Almac Expands Asia Pacific Operations
Comprehensive support for trials of any size or complexity whether they originate in Asia or include Asian sites.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Almac Wins Laboratory Team of the Year at The Irish Laboratory Awards 2013
The awards held to recognize the success and achievements of Ireland’s internationally renowned scientists.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Almac Announces Release of Enhanced 3PL Customer Billing Application
Company further enhance 3rd Party Logistics commercial support services for niche / orphan drugs.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Almac Increase Global Stability Storage Capacity
Company has completed a $2m investment programme.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Scientific News
Big Genetics in BC: The American Society for Human Genetics 2016 Meeting
Themes at this year's meeting ranged from the verification, validation, and sharing of data, to the translation of laboratory findings into actionable clinical results.
Stem Cells in Drug Discovery
Potential Source of Unlimited Human Test Cells, but Roadblocks Remain.
Automated Low Volume Dispensing Trends
Gain a better understanding of the current and future market requirements for fully automated LVD systems.
Personality Traits, Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Specific Genomic Locations
Researchers have unearthed genetic correlations between personality traits and psychiatric disorders.
Forensic 3D Documentation of Skin Injuries
In this study, the validity of using photogrammetry for documenting injuries in a pathological context was demonstrated.
3-D Printed Dog’s Nose Improves Vapor Detection
By mimicking how dogs get their whiffs, a team of government and university researchers have demonstrated that “active sniffing” can improve by more than 10 times the performance of current technologies that rely on continuous suction to detect trace amounts of explosives and other contraband.
New Markers for Forensic Body-fluid Identification
University of Bonn researchers have successfully identified specific Micro-RNA signatures to help forensically identify body fluids.
Genetics Control Regenerative Properties Of Stem Cells
Researchers define how genetic factors control regenerative properties of blood-forming stem cells.
Major Neuroscience Initiative Launched
Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute invest $115 million to further expand neuroscience research, while Caltech construct $200 million biosciences complex.
Making It Personal
Cancer vaccine linked to increased immune response against leukemia cells.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
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
4,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,300+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!