Boehringer Ingelheim signs manufacturing agreement with Apexigen

Hannah Blake

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Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals has announced the signing of a manufacturing supply agreement with emerging biopharmaceutical company, Apexigen. Apexigen is dedicated to the discovery and development of best-in-class therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.

“We are very pleased to partner with Apexigen in the manufacture of one of their pipeline antibodies. In particular, this is an exciting project for Boehringer Ingelheim. We are confident that our cutting edge production process technologies will advance Apexigen’s robust clinical program.”

Simon Sturge, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Senior Vice President Biopharmaceuticals.

Under terms of the agreement, BI will provide cell line development with the high expression BI-HEX® system, full process and method development, scale-up and clinical phase I supply including fill &amp, finish development for APX005, a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting CD40 for the treatment of cancers. APX005 is a strong CD40 agonist that has exhibited potent anti-tumor activities in preclinical studies.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Boehringer Ingelheim for the production of APX005. We look forward to working closely with them to insure the success of this key member of our product pipeline.”

Dr. Xiaodong Yang, President &amp, CEO of Apexigen.

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Boehringer Ingelheim official press release

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