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Big strides in biosimilar mAbs

07.03.2012

Polish antibody development and manufacturing specialist Mabion S.A. more than tripled its revenues in 2011 (€2.5m) compared to 2010 (€0.74m). The increase in turnover mainly resulted from stronger client demand for R&D services when applying Mabion’s technologies for manufacturing biosimilar antibody drugs, according to the firm’s CEO Maciej Wieczorek. Mabion currently runs three undisclosed biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb) development programmes for clients and four in-house programmes. After the Polish biotech received permission to manufacture medicinal products for clinical trials from the country’s main pharmaceutical inspecting body in December, it began preparing for clinical testing of its lead candidate Mabion­CD20, which has been developed in-house with the help of a €10m EU fund granted through the Polish Agency of Enterprise Development. Mabion and the CRO Kiecana Clinical Research are now preparing a clinical trial that will compare Mabion­CD20’s pharmaco­kinetics and pharmaco­dynamics to Roche’s originator product rituximab. The company hopes to file for EU approval for the substance in 2013.
The firm’s second programme Mabion­HER2, a copycat mAb for treating breast cancer, is still in the analytical method development phase and in vitro testing to confirm biosimilarity. Mabion

EGFR against colorectal, head and neck cancer, and MabionVEGF, a medicine for lung, breast, colorectal and kidney cancer have both entered the stage of cell development, according to Wieczorek.

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01.03.2012

Polish company Bioton S.A (Warsaw) and Swiss-headquartered generics giant Actavis (Zug) have joined forces to shake up the €12bn world market for recombinant insulins and insulin analogues. At the end of January, Bioton Chairman...

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31.01.2012

Zug/Warsaw - The fourth largest generics producer and a polish biotech want to create a stir in the market for diabetes drugs. Swiss Actavis and Bioton from Warsaw announced that they have formed a joint venture company for the...

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10.12.2011

Krakow – Polish Selvita S.A., which offers preclinical drug development services to pharma companies, has been ranked as the No. 1 “Rising Star” of this year’s Fast50 contest. In the programme, analysts from Deloitte Technology...

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09.12.2011

Warsaw – Poland’s Bioton S.A. has announced it is investing €20m in a new production plant in Szczecin. The biotechnology company is planning to manufacture insulin injection devices in the facility. The project involves the...

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01.10.2011

Warsaw – Biotech experts want to make the development of pharmaceutical and medical innovations a priority in Poland. At the start of September, members of the Polish Technology Platform for Innovative Medicine recommended that...

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02.08.2011

Kraków – Selvita SA CEO Pawel Przewiezlikowski announced at the end of July that the Polish drug development and drug discovery service firm is close to achieving profitability. After bagging EUR3.7m through an IPO on Warsaw’s...

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12.06.2011

Warsaw – Researchers from Lodz and Poznan Universities say Poland needs to update its draft GMO law. “The national current legal situation is complicated,” Prof. Tomas Twardowski told EuroBiotechNews, stressing that while trade...

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12.06.2011

Krakow – Polish Selvita S.A. is going public. By May, the drug discovery specialist announced it had entered into definite agreements with investors to sell 2.7 million shares for a total of EUR3.75m, resulting in a market...

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11.06.2011

Szczecin/Greifswald – A team of physical chemists headed by Robert Hoylst from the Polish Academy of Science have improved a method for calculating the migration time of drugs or drug delivery devices introduced into the sol/gel...

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09.05.2011

Krakow –Polish drug discovery company Selvita has entered into definitive agreements with investors in Poland to sell, in a private placement, 2.7 million shares of its stock at a price of PLN 5.5 per share, resulting in gross...

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