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

Vectura and UCB to Collaborate and Share Expertise in Severe Inflammatory

Published: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Collaboration for the development of an innovative biologic immunomodulatory product in the area of severe inflammatory.

      UCB and Vectura Group plc have announced that they have entered into a collaboration for the development of an innovative biologic immunomodulatory product in the area of severe inflammatory respiratory disease.

The collaboration aims to leverage Vectura’s expertise in the pharmaceutical and clinical/regulatory development of inhaled therapeutics with UCB’s biologics and immunology assets.

The collaboration will focus on bringing to clinical proof-of-concept a UCB-generated biological therapy targeting a key molecule in the immune system.

The companies will jointly manage the programme, with UCB focusing on bioprocess and preclinical development and Vectura taking responsibility for the pharmaceutical and clinical development of the dry powder product through to clinical proof-of-concept.

Financial terms of the collaboration have not been disclosed.

Dr Mark Bodmer, Vice President UCB New Medicines, Head of Immunology said: “There is significant unmet need that is driven by disorders of the immune system. By bringing together UCB’s biologics and immunology expertise and Vectura’s disease know-how and technologies, we hope to bring relief to people suffering from these severe illnesses worldwide. We are very pleased to be working with Vectura for the unique opportunity created by combining our expertise.”

Dr Chris Blackwell, Chief Executive of Vectura commented: “Vectura’s growth depends in large part on its ability to remain at the cutting edge of development of products targeting airways-related disease. This is a significant collaboration that combines the innovative and development strengths of Vectura and UCB, and mitigates the cost and risk of development of novel products, in line with our stated strategy.”


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

UCB Announces US and EU Regulatory Filings for Brivaracetam
Major milestone for brivaracetam is latest step towards UCB goal of extending treatment choices for adult epilepsy patients with uncontrolled partial-onset seizures.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Scientists Invited to Access New Cutting-edge Technology Platform
UCB announces that it has launched its ‘Technology Platform Access’, a collaboration programme for the discovery and development of novel antibodies against potential therapeutic targets.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
UCB Launches Strategic Research Alliance with Weill-Cornell Medical College
Strategic collaboration commences with three discovery programs in areas of high patient need.
Friday, April 04, 2014
UCB CEO to Chair IMI Board for a Second Term
Roch Doliveux to spearhead industry’s commitment to world’s biggest public-private partnership in biopharmaceutical research and innovation.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
UCB and Sanofi Partner for Innovation in Immune-Mediated Diseases
Goal is to identify novel small molecule therapies to address a wide range of immune-mediated diseases.
Friday, March 14, 2014
UCB and Biogen Idec Enter Agreement
Relationship leverages UCB’s expertise and presence in Asia to bring Biogen Idec’s innovative therapies to patients in new markets.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Online Challenge to Find Next Generation of Breakthrough Medicines
UCB announces the global launch of its ‘Innovation Challenge’ which seeks to find rare phenotypes.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Multimillion Pound Investment in UK Life Sciences Research and Development
UCB invests over £3 million in new bespoke cutting-edge robotic platform for UK R&D HQ.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
UCB Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for Cimzia in Active PsA
Positive opinion is supported by data from the RAPID™-PsA study.
Monday, October 28, 2013
UCB Announces Third Research Collaboration with Harvard University
New Research Alliance project to focus on human microbiome to develop new therapeutic applications in immunology.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
UCB Announces Start of C-EARLY™ Study for Cimzia® in RA
Phase III study to evaluate Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) in adult patients with early, active, moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who have not been exposed to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
New Real World Clinical Data Showed Vimpat® (lacosamide) Effective in Achieving Seizure Control
At final follow-up 31.1% patients reported =50% seizures reduction and 9.8% were seizure free.
Friday, July 06, 2012
UCB to Showcase Immunology Portfolio at EULAR 2012
Data to be presented on certolizumab pegol, epratuzumab and CDP7851/AMG 785.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
UCB and Domainex Collaboration Provides Valuable Information on Cancer Drug Target
New structural information allowed UCB scientists to design a novel class of molecules which inhibit MEK.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
UCB CEO to Chair Innovative Medicines Initiative Board
Roch Doliveux confirms industry’s commitment to unique EU public-private partnership.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Scientific News
Liquid Biopsies: Miracle Diagnostic or Next New Fad?
Thanks to the development of highly specific gene-amplification and sequencing technologies liquid biopsies access more biomarkers relevant to more cancers than ever before.
Connectome Map More Than Doubles Human Cortex’s Known Regions
Researchers at NIH have developed software that automatically detects the “fingerprint” of each of these areas in an individual’s brain scans.
Discovered Through ‘Big Data’ Analysis
Researchers at the SBP have identified over 100 new genetic regions that affect the immune response to cancer.
Human Stem Cells to Rapidly Generate Bone, Heart Muscle
A new study shows that combining positive and negative signals can quickly and efficiently steer stem cells down complex developmental pathways to become specialized tissues that could be used in the clinic.
New Mechanism of Tuberculosis Infection
Researchers at UTSW Medical Center have identified a new way that tuberculosis bacteria get into the body, revealing a potential therapeutic angle to explore.
New Therapeutic Targets For Small Cell Lung Cancer Identified
Researchers at UTSW Medical Center have identified a protein termed ASCL1 that is essential to the development of small cell lung cancer and that, when deleted in the lungs of mice, prevents the cancer from forming.
Eliminating Doubt in Criminal Investigations
New ASU certificate to help curb error, misunderstanding in the quest for justice.
Determination of 13 Organic Toxicants in Human Blood
Researchers have utilised liquid-liquid extraction coupling HPLC-MS/MS to identify and quantify organic toxicants in human blood.
A Novel Cell Culture Model For Forensic Biology Experiments
Researchers have developed a new cell culture model which provides an efficient research tool in forensic biology.
Rhino DNA Bank Aids Anti-Poaching Fight
At the University of Pretoria's Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) at Onderstepoort, Dr Cindy Harper and her team have developed a ground-breaking technique to collect and catalogue DNA from rhinos and rhino horns.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
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!