Pharma Focus Asia

SillaJen and ABL Europe Expand Strategic Manufacturing Collaboration for Oncolytic Virus Therapies

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SillaJen, Inc., a clinical-stage, biotherapeutics company focused on the development of oncolytic immunotherapy products for cancer, and ABL Europe, an ABL, Inc. company providing dedicated viral vector GMP services for gene therapy , oncolytic products and vaccines for all stages of clinical supply, have expanded their strategic manufacturing collaboration. Under the current agreement, ABL is currently manufacturing Pexa-Vec (formerly JX-594) for SillaJen's multinational, randomized Phase 3, open-label study of Pexa-Vec in patients with advanced liver cancer. Under the expanded agreement, ABL will also provide development, manufacturing & QC release testing services for SillaJen's pipeline product, JX-970.   

"Based on SillaJen's established partnership with ABL, we are pleased to further expand our agreement to include another exciting product in our pipeline," stated Georg Roth, Ph.D, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations at SillaJen.  "ABL has significant experience in virus manufacturing, and we are glad to be able to utilize their expertise in order to continue to expedite the development of these important oncolytic virus therapies."

"We are excited about the significant potential of SillaJen's oncolytic immunotherapy products and are pleased to further expand our agreement with an additional product," stated Patrick Mahieux, Ph.D., General Manager of ABL Europe. "Our primary focus is ultimately to safely help patients in need, and so we look forward to applying our twenty-plus years of experience in virus manufacturing to these exciting oncolytic products."

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