Evotec and Pierre Fabre sign multi-year compound management agreement


Hamburg, Germany - 19 April 2016: Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) today announced a multi-year compound management agreement with Pierre Fabre Laboratories, the 2nd largest private French pharmaceutical group. 

Under the terms of the agreement, Evotec will manage Pierre Fabre's compound collection (individual compounds and collection plates) out of its state-of-the-art compound management facility in Toulouse, France. The agreement covers an initial period of five years. 

Laurent Audoly, Pierre Fabre Pharmaceuticals R&D Director, commented: "We are delighted to announce this first partnership with Evotec who has become a leading player in the Toulouse drug discovery ecosystem. With its significant expertise in the field of compound management, Evotec will undoubtedly be an important partner for Pierre Fabre to accelerate its discovery and development pace in the fields of oncology, dermatology and CNS." 

Dr Mario Polywka, Chief Operating Officer of Evotec, stated: "We welcome Pierre Fabre as another partner who has entrusted their complete compound management needs to our state-of-the-art operation in Toulouse. This collaboration further validates our strategy to establish a state-of-the-art compound management operation out of Toulouse for the European market and cements our position as the world leader in outsourced compound management. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Pierre Fabre." 

No financial details were disclosed.


Pierre Fabre is a private pharmaceuticals and dermo-cosmetics company founded in 1962 by Mr. Pierre Fabre. Its turnover reached over 2.2 billion Euros* in 2015, spread over 130 countries. The company is structured around two divisions: Pharmaceuticals (prescription drugs, consumer health care) and Dermo-cosmetics (including the Europe and Asia market-leader brand Eau Thermale Avène). Pierre Fabre employs some 11,000 people worldwide and owns subsidiaries in 43 countries. In 2015, the company allocated 16 percent of its pharmaceuticals sales to R&D with a focus on 4 therapeutic areas: oncology, dermatology, CNS and consumer health care. Within the framework of their Open Innovation strategy, Pierre Fabre Laboratories have always developed durable and valuable scientific partnerships with innovators from public research institutions (CNRS, Inserm, .), faculties and universities (Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, Université de Saclay, .), international pharmaceutical laboratories (Allergan, Abbvie, Maruho, .) and biotech companies (Array, BioPharma, AbCheck, Cellectar, .).
Through the Group's controlling company Pierre Fabre Participations, Pierre Fabre is 86% owned by the Pierre Fabre Foundation, a recognized public-interest organization since 1999, around 8% by the company's employees while balance is held as treasury stock.
To learn more, please go to www.pierre-fabre.com/en 


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