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Cobra Biologics and Symbiosis Complete Viral Vector Collaboration

July 10, 2019 / Genengnews

Cobra Biologics, a CDMO focused on viral vector drug substance production, and Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services, a CMO specializing in the sterile manufacture of injectable viral vector drug products, reported the successful completion of their collaboration to develop synergistic capabilities. Intended to accelerate the clinical and commercial production of viral vectors, which represent part of the burgeoning Advanced Therapeutics Medicinal Product (ATMP) drug development space and the growth of personalized medicine, the 18-month joint project saw a combined investment of £4.8m including significant support from a grant received under the U.K. government’s Innovate UK Health and Life Sciences Program. The collaboration significantly increases both companies’ existing commercial capacity and simplifies the supply chain process for the manufacture of viral vectors for use in gene therapy and immunotherapy, said Peter Coleman, CEO of Cobra. By aligning the technical ...