Veeva Systems | September 24, 2021
Veeva Systems announced that ConvaTec, a global medical products company providing therapies focused on the management of chronic disease, has selected Veeva Vault CDMS , which will provide electronic data entry ( EDC ), coding and data cleaning for its upcoming study on wound infection detection.
ConvaTec and its partners have developed a new infection biomarker detection technology based on the combined measurement of the following three biomarkers: wound pH, and the activity of host enzymes, human neutrophil elastase (HNE) and myeloperoxidase (MPO). This proof of concept study will explore the efficacy of a novel combination of biomarkers, pH, HNE and MPO, in detecting wound infection.
One of the secondary objectives of the assay is to explore the relationship between molecular microbiological analysis of swab samples and wound biopsies with the biomarkers pH, HNE and MPO.
This is a multi-center international analytical performance study that is expected to take approximately 20 weeks and aims to recruit between 75 and 90 subjects.
Veeva MedTech is proud to support companies like ConvaTec with Vault CDMS, a unified data management solution for capturing, cleaning and encoding clinical data.
About Veeva Systems
Veeva is the global leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence and customer success, Veeva has more than 1,100 customers, from the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechnology companies. As a public benefit company, Veeva is committed to balancing the interests of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders and the industries it serves.
Quantum Genomics | December 06, 2021
Quantum Genomics, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of first-in-class drugs directly targeting the brain to treat complex/resistant hypertension, has announced the signing of an exclusive license and production agreement with Julphar to market and produce firibastat in the Middle East, all African countries, Commonwealth of Independent States and Turkey.
A pharmaceutical company based in the United Arab Emirates and leader in the MENA region, Julphar will receive exclusive rights to manufacture and market firibastat in the following geographic areas: the MENA1 region, CIS2, Turkey and all other countries on the African continent.
With its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, making it possible to mass produce firibastat, Julphar will also be Quantum Genomics’ exclusive supplier for said regions.
Quantum Genomics will receive up to $20M in upfront, development and sales milestone payments as well as royalties on future firibastat sales.
Julphar has also pledged to invest $2M in Quantum Genomics through a private placement. Details of the transaction will be announced shortly.
"Julphar, which was founded forty years ago, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region. Its success has been built on its comprehensive portfolio including anti-infectives, dermatology and diabetes products and its presence in all key MENA markets. Its business is expanding fast, and cardiology is one of its key areas of investment. Julphar is also among the region’s largest producers and is the ideal partner to support firibastat’s future production needs. We’re already exploring how Julphar could meet some of those requirements for the United States and Europe,"
Jean-Philippe Milon, CEO of Quantum Genomics
Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Essam Mohammed, Julphar’s CEO said: “Julphar is delighted to partner with Quantum Genomics to commercialize firibastat, a first in class molecule to treat resistant and difficult-to-treat hypertension, and to produce it in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Ras Al Khaimah. We are confident that firibastat will add strong value to the treatment of this unmet medical need and to Julphar’s portfolio.”
Dr. Essam Mohammed added: “The new landmark agreement brings together a stronger focus on innovative ways to address critical diseases in the MENA region through manufacturing high-quality medications locally.”
Julphar is one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, and for more than four decades, the company has been delivering high quality, innovative and affordable healthcare solutions to families across the globe. Established under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi in 1980, Julphar employs 2,500 people and distributes pharmaceutical products to more than 50 countries across the globe.
Julphar’s business is centered on three core business units – Julphar Diabetes Solutions, General Medicines and its consumer division, Julphar Life – which target major therapeutic segments including Gastrology, Pain Management, Wound Care, Antibiotics and Cardio-metabolism. Julphar has 13 internationally accredited facilities in the Middle East and Africa. In 2012, Julphar became one of the largest producers of Insulin with its UAE-based biotechnology production unit.
About Quantum Genomics
Quantum Genomics is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of a new class of cardiovascular drugs, based on the Brain Aminopeptidase A Inhibition (BAPAI) mechanism. It is the only company in the world to pursue this innovative approach directly targeting the brain, founded upon more than twenty years of research work by Paris-Descartes University and the INSERM/CNRS laboratory led by Dr. Catherine Llorens-Cortès at the Collège de France. Quantum Genomics thus aims to develop innovative treatments for complicated or even resistant hypertension and heart failure.
ProteoNic | October 20, 2020
ProteoNic BV, a leading provider of technology and services in the field of production of biologics, today announced it has licensed its premium 2G UNic™ technology for boosting therapeutic protein production to Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMU), a biopharmaceutical company developing immuno-therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Under the agreement, Immunomedics gains commercial rights for application of ProteoNic's technology platform to the development of specified proprietary products from mammalian cells. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. ProteoNic's protein expression technology improves production levels across a range of host cells, selection systems and protein targets. It increases transcription and translation rates via a combination of novel genetic elements, which together exert a powerful positive effect on recombinant protein production levels without impacting product quality or cell line stability attributes. 2G UNic™ can be readily combined with other protein expression-enhancing technologies to improve their performance.