MBL has concluded the license agreement regarding fully human monoclonal antibodies for four (4) infectious diseases.

NAGOYA, Japan - May 11, 2020 - Medical and Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. (MBL), a JSR Life Sciences company, announces today that MBL has concluded the license agreement with China National Biotec Group Co., Ltd. (CNBG) of a subsidiary of China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (SINOPHARM) to comprehensively license fully human monoclonal antibodies generated by MBL for four (4) infectious diseases treatment. Under this license agreement, MBL confirms the development plan implemented by CNBG and its progress, and receives a license fee including running royalties as consideration for this license. CNBG
acquires the exclusive license to develop, manufacture, and sell those antibodies and to use related technical know-hows in China and the other Asian regions (excluding Japan), and begin development in China.

The fully human monoclonal antibodies were generated by using MBL’s basic technology of the
SPYMEG* or the phage display technology. The antibodies are expected to help in treating and
preventing pandemic infections including Influenza because of their broadly neutralizing activity.

MBL Launches New ELISA-based Companion Diagnostic Kit for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

NAGOYA, Japan - May 8, 2020 - Medical and Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. (MBL), a JSR Life Sciences company, announced today that it has launched an in vitro diagnostic kit for the genetic disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). The MEBCDX AAV9 test kit, which was licensed from Quest Diagnostics, was approved on April 27 by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) as a companion diagnostic (CDx) kit for the SMA gene therapy ZolgensmaTM (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi) launched by Novartis International AG. The test kit will enable laboratory testing through LSI Medience Corporation starting today. 

Topics: RR & IVD

CrownBio Announces C-Suite Leadership Changes

San Diego, CA - April 14, 2020 - Crown Bioscience has announced the appointment of Jean-Pierre Wery, PhD as executive chairman of the board effective immediately. Dr. Wery will also serve as chief technology officer (CTO) for JSR Life Sciences, LLC.

Topics: Corporate

Medical & Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. launches real time PCR-based assay kit products for SARS-CoV-2

NAGOYA, Japan - March 23, 2020 - Medical and Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. (MBL), a JSR Life Sciences company, announced today that its subsidiary company, G&G Science Co., Ltd., has successfully completed development of a real-time PCR assay kit for “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2). The kit was evaluated with clinical samples provided by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID). NIID and the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) today published that the results of testing with the kit corresponded 100 percent to those of the current NIID system on both positive and negative agreement rates. Therefore, starting immediately, the kit can be used not only for emergency testing being executed under the Infectious Diseases Control Law of Japan, but also for the clinical testing for the coverage of public medical insurance.

Topics: RR & IVD

JSR Life Sciences Company KBI Biopharma, Inc. Promotes Dirk Lange to CEO

Durham, NC - March 2, 2020 - JSR Life Sciences, LLC announced today that Dirk Lange will take over as president and chief executive officer of KBI Biopharma, Inc., a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) and JSR Life Sciences affiliate company.  Lange will be responsible for setting KBI’s global vision, defining strategic priorities and ensuring KBI’s continuous focus on quality and innovation. 

Topics: Bioprocess

JSR Life Sciences and GlycoSeLect Enter Licensing and Joint Development Agreement

Sunnyvale, CA, ‐ October 31, 2019 JSR Life Sciences announced today that it has signed a technology licensing and joint development agreement with Dublin, Ireland-based GlycoSeLect, which provides recombinant prokaryotic lectins (RPLs) that enable the selective isolation of glycosylated biomolecules.  The agreement will focus on the development of a glyco-affinity ligand and capture resin.

Topics: Bioprocess