Just – Evotec Biologics and Alpine Immune Sciences Expand Partnership for Commercial Process Development of ALPN-303
- Just – Evotec Biologics will apply its fully integrated technology platform to develop an optimized commercial process for ALPN-303, a Dual BAFF/APRIL Inhibitor for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Other Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases -
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Under the expanded contract, Just – Evotec Biologics will leverage its data-driven technology platform to develop a commercial manufacturing process for ALPN-303. The program includes upstream and downstream process, analytical method, and formulation development with a view to support commercial manufacturing of ALPN‑303. Commercial process development activities will be performed at Just – Evotec Biologics’ state-of-the art J.POD® biomanufacturing facility located in
J.DESIGN, Just – Evotec Biologics’ data-driven, highly automated end-to-end biologics technology platform, employs a series of innovative technologies relying on the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, intensified and continuous bioprocesses specifically designed for flexible and efficient biologics development, from discovery through to clinical and commercial manufacturing. The advanced Just – Evotec Biologics platform is specifically well suited for monoclonal antibodies and related protein modalities such as Fc fusion proteins. The J.POD facility was designed to support both clinical and commercial manufacturing processes while leveraging its expandable and highly flexible capacity.
ALPN-303 is a dual B cell cytokine antagonist being developed for multiple autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases. Engineered by directed evolution, ALPN-303 potently inhibits the pleiotropic B cell cytokines B cell activating factor/B lymphocyte stimulator (BAFF, BLyS) and a proliferation inducing ligand (APRIL), which play key roles in B cell development, differentiation, and survival, and together contribute to the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and many other autoantibody-related inflammatory diseases. By simultaneously blocking these two cytokines, ALPN-303 has the potential to improve outcomes in patients suffering from severe autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases.
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