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Lonza, Agennix Ink Deal For Production Of Talactoferrin - Quick Facts

4/12/2012 1:46 AM ET

Lonza Group AG (LZAGF.PK) said it entered into an agreement with Agennix AG for the production of Agennix's first-in-class oral Dendritic Cell Mediated Immunotherapy, talactoferrin, currently in Phase III testing for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.

As per the agreement, Lonza will produce commercial material at its microbial manufacturing facility in Kourim, Czech Republic. Lonza stated that the agreement initiates the process needed to be able to ultimately seek approval for Lonza as a second manufacturer of talactoferrin after the initial commercial launch.

Rajesh Malik, chief medical officer and Management Board member of Agennix, said, "We are pleased to enter this agreement with Lonza, which has extensive experience manufacturing biologics on a commercial scale. In anticipation of positive Phase III data and a potential product approval, it is important that we have more than one manufacturer in place to ensure we can meet anticipated commercial demand and that we have security of supply."

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