Oncobiologics and Boston Oncology will deliver biosimilars to MENA markets

November 7, 2012 7:00 AM

Oncobiologics, Inc. and Boston Oncology, LLC yesterday announced a strategic partnership that will allow Boston Oncology to license, manufacture, and commercialize four of Oncobiologics’ biosimilar therapies for cancer and immunological disease in the Middle East and North African (MENA) regions.

Under the agreement, Boston Oncology—a pharmaceutical company that localizes advanced technologies and manufacturing expertise in the developing world—will provide Oncobiologics with upfront licensing payments and development milestone payments, along with royalties after the medicines are commercialized. Boston Oncology plans to oversee clinical trials and the development of manufacturing facilities for these therapies in various MENA markets.

The four biosimilars under agreement are generic versions of the most popular therapies in the world for their indications, representing annual global revenue of more than $25 billion.

“This partnership represents a critical step in Boston Oncology’s mission to provide people in emerging nations with cost-effective, locally-produced therapeutics for cancers and inflammatory diseases,” said Boston Oncology Founder and CEO Abdullah Baaj, M.D., Pharm. D. “Oncobiologics has a rigorous R&D program that will allow us to bring biosimilar therapies to the Middle East and North Africa.”

“We are thrilled to announce this strategic alliance with Boston Oncology, which represents the perfect partner for launching Oncobiologics’ first four biosimilar molecules in the MENA region,” said Pankaj Mohan, Ph.D., CEO of Oncobiologics. “Boston Oncology has built an innovative, forward-looking model that will bring affordable, therapeutically important medicines to emerging markets,” he said.

 

Source: Oncobiologics press release

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