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Bristol-Myers Squibb and Lonza expand biologics manufacturing agreement

31 October 2014 | By

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Lonza today announced a multi-year expansion of their existing biologics manufacturing agreement. The contract expansion will include the production of commercial quantities of a second Bristol-Myers Squibb biologic medicine at Lonza’s mammalian manufacturing facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Biologics: Teamwork pays off in race to expand market for monoclonal antibodies

22 October 2012 | By Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President, Research & Development, MedImmune

The first biologic drug – infliximab (Remicade) – was launched in 1998 with initial sales of USD 500 million per annum. By 2010, Reuters’ top 10 drugs by sales included five biologics (Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, Avastin and Humira) generating around USD 34 billion in revenue, including USD 7.4 billion from…

Preparing biocompatible materials for non-permanent medical devices

22 October 2012 | By Vinod B. Damodaran and Jessica M. Joslin, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University and Melissa M. Reynolds, Department of Chemistry and School of Biomedical Engineering, Colorado State University

Biodegradable polymers comprise an important class of biomaterials due to their ability to satisfy short-term requirements for medical applications where a permanent implant is not required. However, current biodegradable polymers suffer from undesirable chemical properties that lead to improper elimination from the body and potentially toxic by-products. Additionally, medical polymers…

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