WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) today announced that it has extended through 2019 a key long-term supply agreement with GE Healthcare for the manufacture of Protein A ligands at the Company’s facility in Lund, Sweden. In extending this agreement, the Company aligned important manufacturing and supply terms with its existing GE Healthcare long-term supply agreement, which runs through 2021, for production out of the Company’s Waltham, MA facility. The combined agreements maintain Repligen as the main strategic supplier of recombinant and native forms of Protein A ligands to GE Healthcare.
Tony J. Hunt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Repligen said, “This agreement ensures the supply of high quality Protein A ligands to GE Healthcare. Our longtime collaboration is supported by Repligen’s business continuity plans, quality systems and access to our research and development team. We are proud of our Protein A manufacturing expertise and look forward to continuing this important relationship with GE Healthcare."
Protein A ligands are the critical component of Protein A chromatography media that bind and allow for the affinity purification of monoclonal antibodies. Protein A media is used in the manufacture of nearly all monoclonal antibody-based biologic drugs. Repligen is a leading supplier of Protein A affinity ligands, which the Company has manufactured for GE Healthcare for more than 15 years.
There are currently more than 50 monoclonal antibodies that have received regulatory approval and more than 300 are at various stages of clinical development. Worldwide revenues from this class of drug exceeded $85 billion in 2015.
About Repligen Corporation
Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) is a life sciences company focused on the development and commercialization of high-value consumable products used in the process of manufacturing biological drugs. Our bioprocessing products are sold to major life sciences and biopharmaceutical companies worldwide. We are a leading manufacturer of Protein A affinity ligands, a critical component of Protein A media that is used to separate and purify monoclonal antibody therapeutics. Our ATF System and our growth factor products are used to increase product yield during the fermentation stage of biologic drug manufacturing. In addition, we developed and market an innovative line of “ready-to-use” chromatography columns under our OPUS® brand that we deliver pre-packed with our customers’ choice of purification media. Repligen’s corporate headquarters are in Waltham, MA (USA) and our manufacturing facilities are located in Waltham, MA and Lund, Sweden.
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