Evotec announces Bristol Myers Squibb opt-in of EVT8683 as the first programme from iPSC-based neurodegeneration collaboration
Hamburg, Germany, September 2, 2021
Evotec SE announced today that Bristol Myers Squibb Company has exercised its option to enter into an exclusive global license for EVT8683 which comes from a broader neurodegeneration collaboration. EVT8683 is a small molecule targeting a key cellular stress response that holds great promise in various neurodegenerative indications and is ready to enter clinical development. The programme originated from a phenotypic screening approach based on Evotec’s leading iPSC platform and reached IND filing within only 5 years. Under an option agreement with Celgene (which is now a Bristol Myers Squibb company), Bristol Myers Squibb has rights to additional programmes in neurodegenerative diseases.
Evotec and Secarna Pharmaceuticals expand strategic partnership in the field of antisense drug discovery
Munich/Martinsried and Hamburg, Germany, September 2, 2021
Evotec SE and Secarna Pharmaceuticals GmbH & Co. KG ("Secarna"), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the discovery and development of next-generation antisense oligonucleotide ("ASO") therapies to address challenging or previously undruggable targets via its LNAplus™ platform, have expanded their strategic partnership in the field of ASO-based therapeutics.
Evotec SE reports first half-year 2021 results and corporate updates
Hamburg, Germany, August 11, 2021
Evotec SE today announced its financial results for the first half-year of 2021: Strong overall performance in the first half of 2021 gaining speed; rapid capacity build-up to foster undisputed growth and future margin expansion; registration statement for proposed offering of American Depositary Shares submitted; guidance for full-year 2021 confirmed; webcast and conference call today at 2.00 pm CEST
Just - Evotec Biologics opens J.POD® 1 US in Redmond, Washington
Hamburg, Germany, August 11, 2021
Evotec SE today announced the opening of the company’s late-stage clinical and commercial biologics cGMP manufacturing facility (J.POD® 1 US) in Redmond, Washington. The innovative cGMP biomanufacturing facility is the final step in Just – Evotec Biologics’ J.DESIGN platform that integrates data analytics and machine learning through all activities involved with the discovery, development, and manufacture of biologics. This includes design of discovery libraries (J.DISCOVERY™), molecules (J.MD™), processes (JP3®) and the manufacturing facility, J.POD®.
Evotec spin-off Topas Therapeutics extends Series B, raising total of € 40 m (~$ 48 m) in this round
Hamburg, Germany, July 29, 2021
Evotec spin-off company Topas Therapeutics GmbH ("Topas"), a private biotechnology company developing immune tolerance-inducing drugs to treat and potentially cure a variety of autoimmune diseases, today announced that the Company has successfully extended its Series B round with an additional € 18 m (~$ 22 m) raised, bringing the total for this financing to € 40 m. All of Topas’ existing investors participated in the extension.
Evotec creates long-term growth opportunities by initiating “Campus Levi-Montalcini” in Verona
Hamburg, Germany, July 1, 2021
Evotec SE today announced that Evotec has added significant opportunities for further, long-term growth by acquiring the Verona site from GlaxoSmithKline SpA. During a site meeting, the employees also decided on a new name for their campus. In commemoration of Italian Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, the Verona site will be named “Campus Levi-Montalcini” going forward.
Evotec SE Virtual Annual General Meeting 2021 approves all proposed agenda items
Hamburg, Germany, June 15, 2021
Evotec SE today announced that its shareholders approved all proposals the Company’s Management put to vote at the Company’s virtual Annual General Meeting 2021 with the required majority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Annual General Meeting again was held as a purely virtual event.
Evotec SE reports results for the first quarter 2021 and provides corporate update
Hamburg, Germany, May 11, 2021
Evotec SE today announced the financial results and corporate updates for the first quarter 2021. Group revenues from contracts with customers increased by 11% to € 133.1 m (Q1 2020: € 119.4 m); Base business growth of 28%, adjusted for the end of the Sanofi payment (since April 2020) and unfavourable fx effects; EVT Execute revenue growth of 16% (11% adjusted for material recharges) to € 136.9 m (Q1 2020: € 118.2 m), EVT Innovate revenues up 21% (20% adjusted for material recharges) to € 28.2 m (Q1 2020: € 23.3 m)
Evotec launches "beLAB1407" to accelerate translational research from the UK's academic life science ecosystem in collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb
Hamburg, Germany, May 6, 2021
Evotec SE announced today that the Company, together with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY), has launched beLAB1407, a new $ 20 m academic BRIDGE to identify and advance novel and breakthrough drug discovery opportunities across therapeutic areas from the UK’s top-tier academic institutions. Through a unique combination of Evotec’s drug discovery and development platforms and early-stage therapeutic concepts from the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh, Nottingham, and Dundee, beLAB1407 offers a unique route to the advancement of first-in-class therapeutics and the creation of spin-out companies.
Evotec and the GCKD study enter into strategic collaboration to build a unique molecular patient database
Hamburg and Erlangen, Germany, May 4, 2021
Evotec SE and the University Hospital Erlangen today announced a partnership regarding molecular analyses of biospecimens from the German Chronic Kidney Disease (“GCKD”) cohort study. Under the agreement, the research team will make use of Evotec’s proprietary EVOpanOmics and EVOpanHunter platforms to facilitate deep molecular profiling of patient samples. The Evotec platforms combine enhanced throughput proteomics, high-throughput transcriptomics and integrated data analysis.
Evotec SE to announce results for the first quarter 2021 on 11 May 2021
Hamburg, Germany, May 4, 2021
Evotec SE will announce its financial results for the first quarter of 2021 on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. The Company is going to hold a conference call to discuss the results as well as to provide an update on its performance. The conference call will be held in English.
Bristol Myers Squibb exercises option to extend targeted protein degradation partnership with Evotec
Hamburg, Germany, April 26, 2021
Evotec SE today announced that Bristol Myers Squibb has decided to exercise their option to extend its partnership with Evotec in the field of targeted protein degradation. Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb (the successor in interest to Celgene) initiated this strategic drug discovery and development partnership in 2018 with the goal to identify first-in-class drug candidates initially focusing on solid tumours.
Evotec invests into Oxford Cell Therapy Company "OxVax"
Hamburg, Germany, April 21, 2021
Evotec SE announced today that the Company has invested into OxVax, a new immuno-oncology company based on research from Oxford University, which enables the development of the next generation of cancer vaccines with the potential to overcome the limitations of the current approaches.
Evotec accelerates access to biologic therapeutics with initiation of manufacturing facility in Toulouse
Hamburg, Germany, April 20, 2021
Evotec SE today announced that the Company has initiated the construction of its J.POD® 2 EU biologics manufacturing facility at Evotec’s Campus Curie in Toulouse, France. J.POD® 2 EU, Evotec’s second innovative cGMP biomanufacturing facility, will employ Just – Evotec Biologics’ cutting-edge technology that utilizes small, automated, highly intensified and continuous bioprocessing operations housed inside autonomous cleanrooms.
Evotec enters partnership with Kazia Therapeutics for clinical development of EVT801
Hamburg, Germany, April 19, 2021
Evotec SE announced today that the Company has entered into both a licensing and master service agreement with Kazia Therapeutics Limited, an Australian oncology-focused biotechnology company. Under the contract, Evotec will grant Kazia an exclusive worldwide license for research, development and commercialisation of Evotec’s oncology project EVT801.
Evotec and Exscientia announce start of human clinical trials of novel immuno-oncology drug
Hamburg, Germany, April 9, 2021
Evotec SE today announced the most advanced asset arising from their joint venture with Exscientia has entered human clinical trials. The A2a receptor antagonist, which is in development for adult patients with advanced solid tumours, was co-invented and developed between Exscientia and Evotec, including application of Exscientia’s next generation 3-D evolutionary AI-design platform, Centaur Chemist®. The drug candidate has potential for best-in-class characteristics, with high selectivity for the target receptor, bringing together potential benefits of reduced systemic side effects as well as minimal brain exposure to avoid potential undesired centrally-mediated side effects.
The Science Pool: Evotec’s New Scientific Content Hub
Hamburg, Germany, March 26, 2021
Knowledge sharing within the scientific community is a key focus for Evotec. Sharing resources will help to collectively advance R&D and accelerate innovation - ultimately leading to new technology and therapies reaching the market faster.
Evotec and Takeda enter strategic RNA targeting drug discovery and development alliance
Hamburg, Germany, March 22, 2021
Evotec SE today announced that the Company has entered into a multi-RNA target alliance with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) with the goal to discover and develop RNA targeting small molecule therapeutics for highly attractive targets that are difficult to address via more conventional approaches.
Evotec SE to announce results for fiscal year 2020 on 25 March 2021
Hamburg, Germany, March 18, 2021
Evotec SE will announce its financial results for 2020 on Thursday, 25 March 2021. The Company is going to hold a conference call to discuss the results as well as to provide an update on its performance. The conference call will be held in English.
CMO Leadership Awards 2021
Hamburg, Germany, March 18, 2021
Evotec announces that the Company has been selected as a winner of a 2021 CMO Leadership Award in the categories Compatibility (Big Pharma), Expertise (Big Pharma), and Service (Overall, Small Pharma)
Argobio announces its launch with 50 M€ to create and develop pioneering biotech spinouts with the support of Bpifrance, Kurma Partners, Angelini Pharma, Evotec, and the Institut Pasteur
Paris, France, March 2, 2021
Argobio SAS, a newly-created start-up studio dedicated to life sciences, today announced its launch with 50 M€ of committed capital. Argobio was initiated by Kurma Partners, a leading Paris and Munich-based healthcare venture capital firm, and Bpifrance, the French national investment bank. Kurma and Bpifrance were joined by complementary strategic investors, Angelini Pharma, a private international pharmaceutical company, Evotec, a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company, and the Institut Pasteur, internationally renowned center for biomedical research.
Evotec Statement on COVID-19
Hamburg, Germany, February 1, 2021
Many of you have been asking us about the Coronavirus and its potential impact on Evotec and its affiliates. At Evotec, we are actively managing our operations to maintain business continuity while taking measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, their families and the local communities in which they live and work. We have taken a number of steps to ensure the continued health and safety of our colleagues and prepare our business during this challenging time.
Evotec CSO Cord Dohrmann Appointed to German Council of Science and Humanities
Hamburg, Germany, February 1, 2021
Evotec today announced that Dr Cord Dohrmann has been appointed to the German Council of Science and Humanities (German: “Wissenschaftsrat”) for a term of three years. He is appointed by the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the joint recommendation of the German Federal Government and the governments of the German states.