Bloomberg: The Way Ahead

By Catherine Hanley on Oct 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Emergent BioSolutions, a Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking customer since 2011, helps governments respond to health emergencies before they happen. Eight years ago, they were planning for a crisis like Covid-19. America will need hundreds of millions of doses of a vaccine. Emergent is manufacturing them now, before they've been approved for use, so they'll be ready if they measure up. 

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All Hands on Deck for Fill/Finish of Vaccines and Therapeutics

By Catherine Hanley on Aug 31, 2020 4:58:00 PM

“Emergent has a long, successful history of working with the US government to develop, manufacture, and deliver safe and effective medical countermeasures for public health. BARDA has been an excellent partner, across all levels from leadership to the project and technical teams with whom we work closely. As partners on a team, we work collaboratively to monitor, evaluate, and progress projects and help remove barriers that slow down the directive of Operation Warp Speed.”

Dino Muzzin, senior vice president of manufacturing operations at Emergent BioSolutions contributed to an editorial in the August issue of Pharmaceutical Technology on the pivotal role outsourcing partners are having in the rapid development and production of COVID-19 vaccine candidates. 

Read the full article here

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Preparing Pandemic Vaccine Capacity

By Catherine Hanley on Aug 18, 2020 9:59:52 AM

Dino Muzzin, senior vice president of manufacturing operations at Emergent BioSolutions recently contributed to an editorial in Pharmtech.com discussing the importance of collaboration between innovators, manufacturing partners, and the entire supply chain when preparing for rapid scale-up of COVID-19 vaccine candidates. 

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COVID-19: 'Pandemic-ready' set-up placing Emergent apart in CDMO Space

By Catherine Hanley on Jul 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

In a recent article with BioProcess International, Syed T. Husain, senior vice president & CDMO business unit head at Emergent BioSolutions, discusses the critical role Emergent has in supporting the development & manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccine candidates. 

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Emergent BioSolutions Signs Agreement with AstraZeneca to Expand Manufacturing for COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

By Catherine Hanley on Jul 27, 2020 8:56:21 AM

  • Emergent will provide contract development and manufacturing services beginning in 2020 to produce drug substance at large scale for commercial supply
  • Agreement is valued at approximately $174 million through 2021 and brings the total AstraZeneca commitment to $261 million
  • Parties may enter into additional commercial manufacturing commitments as the candidate progresses over three years through Emergent’s flexible capacity deployment model

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) today announced that it has signed an agreement to provide contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) services for large-scale commercial drug substance manufacturing for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222. The agreement is valued at approximately $174 million through 2021 and follows an $87 million contract in June for development services, performance and process qualification, raw materials and an initial capacity reservation.

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EMERGENT IN THE NEWS: COVID-19 General Coverage

By Catherine Hanley on Jul 7, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Read the latest news coverage of Emergent's insights and involvement in the fight against COVID-19.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Emergent BioSolutions Signs Five-Year Agreement for Large-Scale Drug Substance Manufacturing for Johnson & Johnson’s Lead COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

By Catherine Hanley on Jul 6, 2020 9:35:00 AM

  • Emergent will provide contract development and manufacturing services beginning in 2021 to produce drug substance at large scale for commercial manufacturing with first two years valued at approximately $480 million
  • For the remaining three years beginning in 2023, Emergent will provide a flexible capacity deployment model to support annual dose requirements

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) today announced a five-year manufacturing services agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, for large-scale drug substance manufacturing for Johnson & Johnson’s investigational SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, Ad26.COV2-S, recombinant based on the AdVac® technology. Emergent will provide contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) services to produce drug substance at large scale over five years, valued at approximately $480 million for the first two years.

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Emergent BioSolutions Signs Agreement to be U.S. Manufacturing Partner for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

By Catherine Hanley on Jun 11, 2020 3:45:36 PM

  • Emergent will provide contract development and manufacturing services and secure large-scale manufacturing capacity through 2020 to support AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate
  • Agreement valued at approximately $87 million

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) today announced it will deploy its molecule-to-market contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) services to support the manufacturing of AstraZeneca’s vaccine candidate for COVID-19, AZD1222, a viral vector-based, weakened version of adenovirus containing the genetic material of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, developed by Oxford University’s Jenner institute working with the Oxford Vaccine Group.

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Emergent Continues to Expand Role in Support of Development and Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines

By Catherine Hanley on Jun 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Emergent BioSolutions recently announced that it has been issued a task order under an existing contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), to deploy its contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) capacities, capabilities, and expertise to support the U.S. government’s efforts to accelerate delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Emergent BioSolutions Joins U.S. Government’s Warp Speed Program in Landmark Public-Private CDMO Partnership for COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Manufacturing

By Catherine Hanley on Jun 1, 2020 6:45:00 AM

  • Emergent and HHS expand 2012 CIADM public-private partnership with task order valued at approximately $628 million for rapid domestic production of leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates through 2021  
  • Emergent will provide molecule-to-market CDMO services and commit manufacturing capacity, valued at approximately $542.7 million, paving the way for pharmaceutical and biotechnology innovators to advance COVID-19 programs
  • Task order also includes approximately $85.5 million for expansion of Emergent’s viral and non-viral CDMO drug product fill/finish capacity

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  - Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) today announced that it has been issued a task order under an existing contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), to deploy its contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) capacities, capabilities, and expertise to support the U.S. government’s efforts to accelerate delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.

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