Oxford, UK – 7 September 2022: Oxford Biomedica plc (LSE:OXB) (“Oxford Biomedica” or “the Company”), a leading gene and cell therapy group, today announces that it has signed a new Licence and Supply Agreement (“LSA”) with an undisclosed US-based late-stage cell and gene therapy company. The LSA grants the new partner a non-exclusive licence to utilise Oxford Biomedica’s LentiVector® platform for its application in their lead programme, a cell-based therapy targeting a rare indication, putting into place a five-year clinical supply arrangement.
Under the terms of the LSA, Oxford Biomedica will receive an undisclosed upfront payment, as well as additional payments related to the development and manufacturing of lentiviral vectors for use in clinical trials. The Company will also receive certain development and regulatory milestone payments and an undisclosed royalty on the net sales of drug product sold that utilises Oxford Biomedica’s LentiVector® platform.
Dr. Roch Doliveux, Chair and Interim CEO of Oxford Biomedica, commented:
“This partnership further demonstrates Oxford Biomedica’s world leadership in the delivery of viral vectors for cell and gene therapies and the momentum we are building, with this being the fifth new or expanded customer partnership we have announced this year. We look forward to continuing to build upon our position as a partner of choice to deliver life-saving cell and gene therapies to patients.”
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About Oxford Biomedica
Oxford Biomedica (LSE:OXB) is an innovative leading viral vector specialist focused on delivering life changing therapies to patients.
Oxford Biomedica plc and its subsidiaries (the Group) work across key viral vector delivery systems including those based on lentivirus, adeno-associated virus (AAV) and adenovirus, providing innovative solutions to cell and gene therapy biotechnology and biopharma companies for their process development, analytical development and manufacturing needs. Oxford Biomedica has built a sector leading lentiviral vector delivery system, LentiVector® platform, which the Group leverages to develop product candidates in-house, before seeking partners to take the products into clinical trials.
Oxford Biomedica is based across several locations and headquartered in Oxfordshire, UK. In early 2022, the Group established Oxford Biomedica Solutions, a new US based subsidiary AAV manufacturing and innovation business, based near Boston, US.
Oxford Biomedica employs more than 940 people. Further information is available at www.oxb.com.