Isarna Therapeutics Enters into a Strategic Manufacturing Agreement with Sanofi
News Jan 10, 2014
Isarna Therapeutics GmbH has announced that it has signed a strategic manufacturing agreement with Sanofi under which Sanofi will manufacture clinical- and commercial-grade antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) compounds for Isarna, enabling Isarna to advance its promising next generation ASOs rapidly into clinical trials. Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed.
“At Isarna, we are convinced that the best possible manufacturing is critical as we seek to maintain an accelerated timeline for product development,” explained Dr. Philippe Calais, CEO of Isarna Therapeutics.
Dr. Calais continued, “Having Sanofi as our partner for the production of these exciting new immunotherapy compounds is a firm step forward in the development of the company and is consistent with our strategy to establish key relationships with leaders in the industry.”
As per the agreement, Sanofi’s Industrial Affairs division will act as Isarna Therapeutics’ contract manufacturing organization. Sanofi will scale-up and validate the production of ASOs and supply future commercial batches.
Isarna will benefit from Sanofi’s Commercial and External Partnership (CEPiA)’s organization, the commercial branch of Sanofi’s Industrial Affairs activities, which brings strong GMP manufacturing expertise within the field of ASOs.
The manufacturing site of Frankfurt, Germany, which will manufacture Isarna Therapeutics’ next generation ASOs, is FDA, EMEA and PMDA approved and has all the capabilities to support the registration of the compounds.
Innate Reaction of Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Severe InfectionsNews
Researchers at the University of Zurich have shown for the first time that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide, without signals from growth factors.READ MORE
Cow Antibodies Yield Important Clues For Developing A Broadly Effective AIDS VaccineNews
The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research.READ MORE
CRISPR Reveals New Targets for Promising Cancer DrugsNews
Novel screening method identifies new drug targets that could potentially enhance the effectiveness of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy.READ MORE
Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT
EMBL Conference: European Conference of Life Science Funders and Foundations
Apr 19 - Apr 20, 2018
EMBL Course: Transgenic Animals - Micromanipulation Techniques
Apr 10 - Apr 11, 2018
EMBO Practical Course: Extracellular Vesicles: From Biology to Biomedical Applications
Apr 09 - Apr 13, 2018