London, 4 April 2018 – Autolus Limited (“Autolus”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation programmed T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer, and Miltenyi Biotec GmbH (“Miltenyi Biotec”), a global provider of products and services that advance biomedical research and cellular therapy, today announced that they have signed a strategic long-term supply agreement on the supply and support of Miltenyi Biotec’s CliniMACS Prodigy® instruments, reagents and disposables for the manufacture of Autolus’ programmed T cell therapies.
Utilising the state-of-the-art, automated cell processing platform CliniMACS Prodigy®, Autolus has established a GMP production process for its programmed T cell therapies designed to address the challenges of commercial-scale manufacturing. Parallel processing of a large number of patient samples in closed systems is key to achieving economic, scalable and reliable commercial manufacture of T cell therapies.
Dr Christian Itin, CEO of Autolus, said:
“We are delighted to announce our strategic relationship with Miltenyi Biotec, a pioneer in design and engineering of equipment and reagents that support production of cell therapies. This agreement builds on the longstanding collaboration between our companies and leverages our respective leadership positions in programmed T cell therapies, process design, engineering and automation.”
Stefan Miltenyi, President and CEO at Miltenyi Biotec, added:
“Autolus is a leader in the development of programmed T cell therapies. We are therefore delighted that Autolus has chosen our Prodigy platform for the manufacture of its clinical-stage portfolio and we look forward to further demonstrating its utility in the commercial manufacture of advanced T cell therapies.”
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Autolus is a private, clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation, programmed T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer. Using a broad suite of proprietary and modular T cell programming technologies, the company is engineering precisely targeted, controlled and highly active T cell therapies that are designed to better recognise cancer cells, break down their defence mechanisms and attack and kill these cells.
Autolus has a pipeline of products in development for the treatment of both haematological malignancies and solid tumours. For further information, please visit the company’s website at: www.autolus.com
About Miltenyi Biotec
Miltenyi Biotec is a global provider of products and services that advance biomedical research and cellular therapy. The company is committed to enable commercial scale cell and gene therapy for the delivery of new treatment options to patients with unmet medical need. The company’s state-of-the-art technologies and products provide integrated workflows for research and clinical applications and have set a new industry standard in automated manufacturing of complex cellular products such as CAR T cells, TCR-transduced T cells, and gene-modified stem cells. Miltenyi Biotec’s portfolio of instruments, reagents and disposables is complemented with contract development and cGMP manufacturing services for lentiviral vectors and cellular products based on the company’s unique platforms for cell processing and cellular analytics. Miltenyi Biotec has more than 2,000 employees in 28 countries and its products have been used in more than 50,000 cell therapy procedures. For more information please visit www.miltenyibiotec.com.