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PolyPeptide News Flash, #3, 2020
As a Global Leader in Peptide Manufacturing and Development, the PolyPeptide Group has been actively engaged on projects with clients who are developing peptide-based therapies and vaccines to combat COVID-19. Also in this News Flash, learn more about PolyPeptide's recent capacity expansion through investment and innovation.
Press Release: PolyPeptide Group Selected by Novavax to Manufacture Critical Intermediates of Matrix-M™ Adjuvant for its COVID-19 Vaccine
The PolyPeptide Group, a global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for Peptide, Peptidomimetic and other Drug Substances, has announced that it has partnered with Novavax Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX), a late-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, on large-scale GMP production of a critical component of Novavax’ novel coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373. PolyPeptide Group will produce two key intermediates used in the production of Matrix-M™, the adjuvant component of the vaccine, which is being used to enhance the vaccine’s immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. NVX-CoV2373 is a stable, prefusion protein made using Novavax’ proprietary nanoparticle technology.
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PolyPeptide News Flash, #2, 2020
While the COVID-19 crisis continues, the PolyPeptide Group is actively engaged in helping find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. See report on promising therapies in our latest Newsletter. We are also highlighting our ongoing Digitalization projects as well as introducing our new Global Director for Quality Control and Analytical Development, Eran Benjamin, read more
Information Letter on COVID-19
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Dear Valued Customer,
While the COVID-19 crisis continues, I want to assure you that the PolyPeptide Group remains ready to support your business. Our sites are operating at almost-full capacity. At the same time, we have put numerous steps in place to protect the health and safety of our employees, including rigorous cleaning and infection control procedures.
Our company is also actively engaged in helping to find treatments and cures for COVID-19. Within the next few weeks, we will have teams at almost all sites working on projects to:
- Develop a peptide-based vaccine or vaccine cocktail against the virus
- Use peptides as immuno-modulators to allow our own immune system to fight this disease
- Use anti-inflammatory peptides to fight the excessive release of cytokines that this disease may cause
- Develop entry-inhibiting peptides that may inhibit coronavirus’ ability to enter human lung cells
We would be honored to help further your projects to combat the virus.
Our lines of communication remain open as we work to support your projects, your business, and your patients. Thank you for your ongoing partnership during this challenging time.
Wishing you and your family good health,
Jane Salik, CEO
New member of the Medicon Valley Alliance
We are happy to inform that the PolyPeptide Group is from now a member of the Medicon Valley Alliance (MVA). It is a non-profit membership organization, the leading life science cluster in Scandinavia and one of the largest in Europe. With this membership, we wish to strengthen our presence, support and knowledge sharing in the region as the global leader in Peptide Development and Manufacturing.