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EPIRUS and Orygen are biotech partnering for BOW015

Posted on 23 October 2013

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EPIRUS and Orygen Biotecnologia announced a broad biotech partnering collaboration for the development, manufacture and commercialization of multiple biotechnology products in Brazil.

EPIRUS and ORYGEN will pursue the registration of BOW015, the EPIRUS biosimilar molecule to REMICADE, with Brazil’s National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance.

EPIRUS will also transfer BOW015 technology to ORYGEN to facilitate manufacturing in Brazil.

EPIRUS recently announced successful Phase 3 data for BOW015.

EPIRUS and ORYGEN have also agreed to develop additional biotechnology products for manufacture and commercialization in Brazil to continue this biotech partnering .

For BOW015 and each of these additional assets, ORYGEN will hold exclusive rights in Brazil, and EPIRUS will maintain exclusive global rights for all markets outside of Brazil.

EPIRUS will also transfer to ORYGEN its proprietary bio-manufacturing system, SCALE™, which will enable In Market, For Market™ production of BOW015 and the rest of the EPIRUS pipeline.

Under the terms of the agreement, ORYGEN will invest in the construction of a manufacturing facility, the transfer of product and manufacturing technology from EPIRUS to ORYGEN and the clinical development of the EPIRUS pipeline.

EPIRUS will earn up to $275 million in upfront, milestone, and royalty payments and service-based fees.

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