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Cobra Biologics Ltd. and Vaccibody Sign Agreement to Manufacture DNA Vaccine


5/14/2013 8:36:08 AM

14th May 2013 -- Cobra Biologics Ltd, the international clinical and commercial manufacturer of biologics and pharmaceuticals and Vaccibody AS, a biotechnology company developing the next generation of vaccines against cancer and chronic infections, today announce an agreement to manufacture Vaccibody’s lead DNA vaccine candidate against HPV-induced malignancies, such as precancerous lesions found in cervical cancer.

Cobra Biologics will apply its cost-effective platform process to deliver a programme of host strain generation, GMP cell banking, plasmid DNA production and clinical trials supply.

Vaccibody’s technology exploits the interplay between tissue, antigen presenting cells (APC), T-cells and B-cells to develop targeted vaccines designed to induce stronger and longer lasting immune responses than traditional vaccines. The platform technology allows for the tailored development of not only enhanced prophylactic vaccines but also therapeutic vaccines against chronic infections and cancers.

Peter Coleman CEO of Cobra Biologics said “Cobra has been manufacturing plasmid therapeutics and DNA vaccines for more than 14 years and I am delighted that we are able to announce the partnership with Vaccibody. Our DNA platform process is based on Cobra’s pioneering heritage in gene therapy manufacturing and technology development that we have successfully used for over 30 customers”.

Ole Henrik Brekke, CEO of Vaccibody said “With the significantly effective preclinical results VB 10.16 has shown, we are delighted now to take the next step towards clinical trials with Cobra Biologics as our manufacturing partner.”

For more information about Cobra Biologics, please contact Peter Coleman, CEO, on +44 (0)1782 714181 or email peter.coleman@cobrabio.com

For media enquiries, please contact Tristan Jervis or Alex Heeley on +44 (0)207 861 3019 or email: t.jervis@defacto.com.

About Cobra Biologics

Cobra Biologics is a leading international contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) of biologics and pharmaceuticals for clinical and commercial supply. Cobra has three GMP approved facilities, each with expertise tailored to serving our customers across the world. We offer a broad range of integrated and stand-alone contract services, stretching from cell line and process development through to fill and finish for the supply of investigational medicinal products and commercial production. We take pride in manufacturing excellence and being a trusted provider, delivering what we promise and helping our customers to develop medicines for the benefit of patients. Cobra Biologics provides manufacturing solutions to the pharmaceutical industry covering antibodies, recombinant proteins, viruses, DNA, whole cell vaccines and therapeutics as well as biologics and small molecule API lyophilisation and fill finish.

For more information please visit: www.cobrabio.com

About Vaccibody

Vaccibody is a vaccine company dedicated to the development of novel vaccines that overcome shortcomings of current vaccine technologies. The Company’s proprietary vaccine platform increases the antibody and T-cell responses leading to remarkably effective vaccines. Vaccibody is focusing on cancer vaccines and is partnering the technology within infection and veterinary use.

For more information please visit: www.vaccibody.com or contact Ole Henrik Brekke, CEO on +47 2295 8193



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