BPI Contributor

May 11, 2015

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Goodwin Biotechnology Selected by Panacea Pharmaceuticals for Highly Specialized Vaccine Fill and Finish Project

Goodwin Biotechnology, Inc., a biological contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that specializes in bioprocess development and GMP manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals utilizing mammalian cell culture expression systems and bioconjugation technologies, was selected by Panacea Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to complete a novel fill and finish project, as well as quality control release and stability testing for a therapeutic, nanoparticle cancer vaccine based on the Human Aspartyl (Asparaginyl) β-Hydroxylase (HAAH) tumor-specific protein to support phase 1 clinical trials in patients with various solid tumor cancers.

Over the last year, we partnered with Goodwin Biotechnology on a bioconjugation project and have found them to be extremely responsive and flexible. They had an innovative approach to address some rather significant challenges in an effort to move our project forward,” said Dr. Steven A. Fuller, PhD, Chief Operating Officer at Panacea Pharmaceuticals. “When we identified the need to select a company for our fill and finish project that involves a unique injector cartridge filling procedure for our other lead compound, we evaluated Goodwin’s capabilities and we were pleased to find out that their approach to niche fill and finish projects was just as flexible and solutions oriented. When coupling that with the sophistication of their quality system they’ve put in place and the technical expertise of their staff, the decision became obvious.”

“We are pleased to have Panacea Pharmaceuticals work with us on their two lead compounds,” said SooYoung S. Lee, PhD, Chief Operating Officer at Goodwin Biotechnology. “While being selected for a bioconjugation or cell culture-based project is typical, based on the many years of successful track records and our commitment to bring advances to those fields, it is more rewarding to know that our investment to build and offer the comprehensive infrastructure required to deliver ready-for-clinical-trials, final vialed product (FVP) and provide integrated solutions to meet specific and unique requirements of our clients has been helpful for Panacea. Our staff takes great pride in their respective skill sets and, as a team, we all place a great level of emphasis on quality and being responsive to our client’s needs to enhance the value of our clients’ drug candidates.”

Goodwin Biotechnology operates an ISO5 CGMP filling suite that can accommodate liquid filling of a wide range of configurations to meet specific and unique clients’ requirement. For more than 20 years, Goodwin Biotechnology has been manufacturing Bulk Drug Substance and performing fill and finish services for small startup ventures to large, multi-national companies as well as government agencies and medical institutions. Goodwin has successfully completed numerous traditional fill and finish and drug product manufacturing projects, as well as customized, specialized fill and finish projects for small volume fills, light sensitive products, and extremely fragile biological drugs for which large-scale, automated fill systems are not appropriate.

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