Clover Biopharmaceuticals Announces Construction of a New R&D Center in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong Shanghai

Clover expects to recruit hundreds of new hires in the area to support preclinical development, process development and pilot manufacturing for novel vaccines and treatments based on Trimer-Tag™ platform and beyond

CHENGDU, China, Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clover Biopharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Clover; HKEX: 02197), a global clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel vaccines and biologic therapeutic candidates, announced today it has started construction on a new R&D Center in Zhangjiang Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industrial Base, dubbed "Zhangjiang Pharma Valley", located in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong, Shanghai. The Zhangjiang Pharma Valley is one of the top biotech hubs in China and is home to over 1,000 innovative biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies.

Clover has access to over 25,000 square meters in real estate to build a state-of-the-art facility that is expected to include new preclinical research laboratory facilities, manufacturing process development labs, and a GMP pilot manufacturing plant. Construction of the R&D facilities is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022 and the entire R&D Center is planned to be completed in the second half of 2022. Clover intends to recruit hundreds of new hires from the area’s deep talent pool to supplement Clover’s existing R&D capabilities and accelerate the development of multiple new product candidates.

Joshua Liang, Chief Executive Officer of Clover Biopharmaceuticals said, “Establishing a new R&D Center in Shanghai will allow us to expand our R&D capabilities and accelerate our innovative pipeline. In the future, we plan to establish additional R&D centers around the world as we advance the discovery and development of new innovative product candidates.”

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by numerous partners and guests, including representatives from the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economic and Information Technology, the Shanghai Pudong New Area Government and the Shanghai Zhangjiang Science City Administration.

About Clover Biopharmaceuticals

Clover Biopharmaceuticals is a global clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to developing novel vaccines and biologic therapeutic candidates. The Trimer-Tag™ technology platform is a product development platform for the creation of novel vaccines and biologic therapies. Clover leveraged the Trimer-Tag™ technology platform to become a COVID-19 vaccine developer and created SCB-2019 (CpG 1018/Alum) to address the COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.

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