Lonza Gets Elusys And Land In India | June 22, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 25 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 25 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 22, 2009

Lonza Gets Elusys And Land In India

Department: Business
Keywords: Lonza, Elusys, antibody, India

Lonza will use its gene expression technology to produce Anthim, a monoclonal antibody targeting anthrax infections, for Elusys Therapeutics. Under the agreement, Lonza will provide process development services and manufacturing capacity for the late-stage product. Elusys has been awarded $34 million in NIH and Defense Department grants, and FDA has given fast-track and orphan drug status to Anthim. Meanwhile, a government agency in India has provisionally allotted 30 acres of land to Lonza in the Genome Valley biotech park near Hyderabad. Lonza is negotiating a final agreement that will allow it to lease or buy the land for R&D and manufacturing facilities

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