San Diego, CA & Tokyo, Japan August 3, 2011 – Pfenex Inc. and Funakoshi Co., Ltd. today
announced that they have entered into a distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement,
Pfenex has appointed Funakoshi as the exclusive distributor for the entire Reagent Proteins catalogue in
Japan. The Reagent Proteins catalogue contains over 2,300 products and spans a diverse range of
reagent, pre-clinical and cGMP grade proteins focused on meeting the needs of the biopharmaceutical,
infectious disease research and vaccine development communities.
“We are pleased to establish this distribution relationship with Funakoshi." stated Patrick K. Lucy,
Vice President, Business Development at Pfenex Inc., “This agreement represents another significant
milestone in the growth of our Reagent Proteins business unit by enabling us to establish an international
presence and access the Japanese research market. We welcome the opportunity to work with a world class
distributor such as Funakoshi to enable placing high quality reagent proteins in the hands of life
science researchers. We are very impressed with Funakoshi’s reputation, capabilities and deep insight
into the Japanese research reagent market and look forward to growing this relationship.”
“We are delighted with the Pfenex distribution agreement, which offers proteins produced by the
proprietary Pfenex Expression Technology utilizing Pseudomonas fluorescens and other production
hosts. Reagent Proteins perfectly complements our portfolio range of high quality products and
services. Reagent Proteins recombinant proteins expressed from Pseudomonas fluorescens provides
Funakoshi Company the opportunity to meet high demands for basic bioscience research and a source
for the development of pharmaceutical proteins in Japan.” said Dr. Ryoya Funakoshi, President &
CEO of Funakoshi Company, Ltd.
About Reagent Proteins
Reagent Proteins is a leading supplier of reagent, pre-clinical and cGMP grade proteins to the
biopharmaceutical and vaccine development community. We ensure that scientists have ready access to a
comprehensive offering of high quality proteins to enable their development efforts to proceed efficiently.
For more information please visit www.reagentproteins.com
About Pfenex Inc.
Pfenex Inc. is a protein production company leveraging the unique and powerful Pfenex Expression
Technology™ platform based on the micro-organism, Pseudomonas fluorescens, for the production of research
proteins, reagent proteins, biosimilars and innovator biopharmaceuticals. For more information please visit
Funakoshi Co., Ltd. has contributed as a leader to distribute research reagents and instruments for researchers in
life science fields since its foundation. The mission of Funakoshi is offering many useful tools with leading edge
technologies for Japanese researchers from all over the world to support and develop their research. For more
information, visit Funakoshi's website: www.funakoshi.co.jp.
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