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Hamburg, Germany, 02 November 2022:
Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809; NASDAQ: EVO) today presents at its Capital Markets Day an update on how the Company is taking meaningful steps to transform biologics manufacturing to enable global access.
The programme entitled: “Paradigm shift in Biologics” will take place at its J.POD® Redmond, WA (US) facility. In line with the theme, capital market participants and thought leaders will learn how Evotec’s subsidiary company, Just – Evotec Biologics, is taking meaningful strides to transform biologics manufacturing to expand global access to quality biotherapeutics in support of Evotec’s mission: “Together for medicines that matter”.
The Capital Markets Day agenda will include a tour of Just – Evotec Biologics’ state-of-the-art cGMP biomanufacturing facility (J.POD®) and presentations highlighting how the company is using its highly integrated AI/ML-based platforms in the areas of discovery, process development, and continuous manufacturing. In totality, participants will have a full understanding of how the company’s expertise and innovative technology will disrupt today’s market for biologics manufacturing.
Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer of Evotec, commented: “The biologics manufacturing industry has been entrenched in decades old technology, which has hampered global access to important biotherapeutics. Just – Evotec Biologics’ technology platforms unlock the potential of biologics for diseases affecting large and small patient populations and enables affordable commercialisation strategies for novel effective antibody combination therapies. This is what we mean by: Together for medicines that matter.”
Dr Linda Zuckerman, EVP and Global Head of Biotherapeutics, stated: “We are well ahead of the curve and are implementing our continuous manufacturing for biotherapeutics. Combined with our AI/ML-based discovery and design capabilities, we are well positioned to fulfil our mission to expanded global access to biotherapeutics.”
Just – Evotec Biologics, recently joined the U.S. Department of Defense’s (“DOD”) Advanced Development and Manufacturing network of facilities, following a thorough vetting process that led to a contract worth up to $ 49.9 m for the rapid development of monoclonal antibody-based drug product prototypes.
Just – Evotec Biologics today announced that it has been selected for a second award under the Accelerated Antibodies Program.
The company recently broke ground for a second biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility, J.POD® Toulouse, France (EU), at Evotec’s Campus Curie. A clone of the Redmond facility, the Toulouse J.POD® will bring advanced biomanufacturing to the EU.
Dr John Erickson, a veteran industry leader, stated: “There is a growing consensus in the industry that biopharmaceutical factories need to be smaller and more flexible. These goals are synergistic and I believe that integrated and continuous bioprocessing is a key enabler for both.”