Samsung Biologics inks manufacturing deal with GreenLight

김한주 / 2021-11-25 13:30:38
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Samsung Biologics inks manufacturing deal with GreenLight

By Kim Han-joo

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korean pharmaceutical firm Samsung Biologics Co. said Thursday it has signed a supply agreement with U.S.-based biotech company GreenLight Biosciences.

Under the contract manufacturing organization (CMO) agreement, Samsung Biologics will manufacture drug substances for GreenLight's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Samsung Biologics will manufacture drug substances of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate for a phase three clinical trial, officials said.

"We are delighted to partner with GreenLight to leverage our expertise in manufacturing a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate to better serve patients in lower income countries," John Rim, CEO of Samsung Biologics, said in a press release.

GreenLight, which aims to provide affordable COVID-19 vaccines for the third world, aims to begin its phase one clinical trial during the first quarter of next year.

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