Xbrane Joins Forces With Contract Manufacturer For Cimzia Biosimilar
Danish Firm AGC Biologics Will Assist Swedish Player Ahead Of Clinical Trials
Sweden’s Xbrane Biopharma has secured a manufacturing partner in its native Scandinavia, Denmark’s AGC Biologics, to help complete key steps for its proposed Xcimzane (certolizumab pegol) biosimilar to Cimzia ahead of Phase I and Phase III clinical trials.
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Xbrane Biopharma and Biogen have struck a licensing deal for Xbrane’s Xcimzane certolizumab pegol proposed biosimilar rival to Cimzia. In the wake of the announcement, Xbrane CEO Martin Åmark offered details on the partnership as well as the product’s commercial potential.
Xbrane Biopharma held a webcast with investors to mark the Swedish firm’s announcement to initiate development of two major new oncology biosimilar projects. CEO Martin Åmark delved into detail on how the programs fit into the company’s wider pipeline and Xbrane’s rigorous selection process.
Xbrane Biopharma has celebrated after being granted two Swedish patents covering its “high-yield” protein expression platform that the biosimilars specialist expects to act as the basis for international applications.