Evotec presents paradigm shift in biologics at Capital Markets Day




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.”


About the Capital Markets Day

Evotec hosts its Capital Markets Day on 02 November 2022, starting at 9.00 am PDT (12.00 pm EDT, 5.00 pm CET) with a site tour. The meeting will take place on site at Just – Evotec Biologics’ Redmond Facility, J.POD® Redmond, WA (US). The presentation will be streamed via a live webcast starting at 11.00 am PDT (2.00 pm EDT, 7.00 pm CET) and a recording will be available on www.evotec.com the next day.

About Dr John Erickson 

The son of a NASA engineer, Dr Erickson has always had a natural curiosity and passion for innovation. Dr Erickson received a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Amherst College and a MS in Chemical Engineering Practice and PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT. He initially worked in industrial enzymology at Rhône-Poulenc before joining the biopharmaceutical industry. After joining GSK, he held a variety of roles in process development, project management, and manufacturing over 29 years. One of the highlights of that time was working with other industry colleagues on the A-mAb case study. Most recently, Dr Erickson served as Vice President, Biopharmaceutical and Steriles Manufacturing Science and Technology, where he was responsible for scientific oversight and support for commercial biopharmaceutical drug substance and sterile fill/finish of biopharmaceuticals and small molecules.

Dr Erickson started a consulting company in 2019. He has been consulting for the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmacuticals (“NIIMBL”), a public/private partnership, since 2019 as a Senior Fellow and has been Acting Chief Technology Officer since 2020. At NIIMBL he applies his perspective and extensive industry experience to help ensure that NIIMBL investments are aligned with current industry needs; support the management of a portfolio of impactful projects; and help lead technology initiatives and projects that will benefit the biopharmaceutical manufacturing ecosystem.


Just – Evotec Biologics, wholly owned by Evotec SE, is a first-to-industry biologics platform company that leverages AI/ML technologies and world-leading molecular design, cell line development, process intensification and continuous manufacturing strategies to advance biotherapeutics from discovery through clinical stages to commercial launch. The Just – Evotec Biologics team combines deep industry experience in the fields of data, protein, process, and manufacturing sciences including automation with highly integrated and flexible capabilities to break through the scientific and economic barriers associated with the development of protein therapeutics. Our focus is to accelerate and expand access to biotherapeutics through scientific and technological innovation for our proprietary projects and on behalf of our partners. Learn more at www.just-evotecbiologics.com.


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