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Samsung Biologics, AstraZeneca expand tie-up to include COVID-19 and cancer therapy

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By Reuters
Samsung Biologics, AstraZeneca expand tie-up to include COVID-19 and cancer therapy
Samsung Biologics, AstraZeneca expand tie-up to include COVID-19 and cancer therapy   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

– Samsung Biologics Co Ltd said on Monday it would continue its partnership with AstraZeneca Plc on manufacturing biopharmaceuticals.

Samsung said production of drug substance and drug product is valued at about $380 million, up from the initial $331 million after the companies expanded the deal this year in May 2021.

The company said it would start to manufacture a cancer immunotherapy product from next year along with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 long-acting antibody (LAAB) combination, AZD7442.

Samsung Biologics CEO John Rim said, “We are delighted to continue expanding our strategic collaboration with AstraZeneca, a valuable partner we have witnessed first-hand to have a strong commitment to saving lives of patients”.