JSR Corporation (JSR) announced that it has agreed to acquire Lexi Co., Ltd. (Lexi) a medical 3D software company. Through this acquisition, JSR will establish a new business in life sciences by integrating Lexi's 3D software technology with JSR's 3D printing and materials technologies. The JSR Group is focused on creating novel value and capitalizing on the trend toward digitization in the medical and life sciences industries.
JSR Life Sciences, the life-sciences focused division of JSR Corporation, will offer industry partners best-in-class CDMO services by complementing its commercial subsidiary KBI Biopharma with Selexis SA Technologies
Tokyo, Japan - May 9, 2017 – JSR Life Sciences (JLS), the global life sciences focused division of JSR Corporation, today announced plans for expansion of its production capabilities of Amsphere™ A3 protein-A chromatography resin at JSR’s Belgium subsidiary, JSR Micro NV. This expansion will effectively increase its production capacity by 6 times and provide all-important redundancy in its manufacturing capability.
For several years, the JSR Life Sciences team worked closely with the LFB team at the bioproduction facility in Alès (LFB Biomanufacturing), cumulating in the implementation of the Amsphere™ A3 Protein-A media in clinical Phase II manufacturing of a monoclonal antibody. LFB recently tripled the production capacity of this facility, which also provides biomanufacturing services. The Amsphere™ A3 media offered LFB Biomanufacturing the best productivity, excellent impurity clearance and outstanding process economics in manufacturing scale.
In a joint effort, Oncobiologics INC and JSR Life Sciences released a poster on the optimization of a Protein A Chromatography Process for a Herceptin® Biosimilar (Trastuzumab). Four Protein A resins from leading industry vendors, including AmsphereTM A3, were screened for use in the capture step for a Trastuzumab and multiple parameters were assessed for their performance against the platform resin.
JSR Life Sciences has signed a technology licensing and joint development agreement for the Chromassette® technology with SPF Technologies, LLC, a private Somerville, MA‐based company providing innovative solutions for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
JSR Life Sciences organized the webinar "Amsphere™ A3 Protein A: Affinity Resin Performance Design Considerations" on May 25th, 2016. Watch the replay of the entire webinar on the website of Business Review!
JSR Micro, Inc. announced today that it has expanded the JSR Life Sciences business division by becoming the majority shareholder of Boston area-based MBL International Corporation (MBLI). Tim Lowery, Sr. Vice President of Emerging Technologies at JSR Micro, Inc., has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of MBLI effective immediately.
The JSR Corporation announced today the formation and establishment of its Life Sciences Division, JSR Life Sciences (JLS). This newly formed JLS has been established as a business unit for Tokyo-based parent company JSR Corporation, a company with more than 50 years of success in material and polymer chemistries including marketing latex and magnetic beads to life sciences and diagnostic companies worldwide. Eric R.