Andelyn to tech transfer and manufacture AAV gene therapy for Grace

Andelyn Biosciences has partnered with Grace Science to tech transfer and produce GS-100, an adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy for NGLY1 Deficiency.

Millie Nelson, Editor

April 2, 2024

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The deal will see contract development manufacturing organization (CDMO) Andelyn carry out the tech transfer and manufacturing for Grace’s suspension process AAV N-Glycanase 1 (NGLY1) gene therapy GS-100 for Phase I, II, and III clinical trial materials.

“We are privileged to work with a remarkable gene therapy company like Grace Science, whose tremendous dedication to rare diseases is an inspiration. Both Andelyn and Grace Science value strong collaboration and share a customer-centric focus and quality-first mindset. These synergies provide patients and their families confidence and hope for success of the GS-100 program,” said Matt Niloff, chief commercial officer at Andelyn.

The recombinant AAV9 vector works by encoding a full-length version of the human NGLY1 gene. GS-100 has received orphan drug designation (ODD) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2021 and by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) in September 2021. Additionally, the FDA granted the firm with Fast Track Designation in 2023.

Under the terms of the deal, of which financials have not been disclosed, Grace will use Andelyn’s knowledge in AAV processes and capabilities in late-stage production and commercialization. The aim of the collaboration is to advance manufacturing timelines and deliver the product to patients with an NGLY1 Deficiency.

Niloff told us there is no time limit associated with the partnership and “the established upstream and downstream process will be transferred to Andelyn to produce GMP material for the ongoing clinical trial.”

Grace said it had successfully dosed the first NGLY1 Deficiency patient with GS-100 in February and it expects to dose the second patient in May.

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Millie Nelson

Editor, BioProcess Insider

Journalist covering global biopharmaceutical manufacturing and processing news and host of the Voices of Biotech podcast.

I am currently living and working in London but I grew up in Lincolnshire (UK) and studied in Newcastle (UK).

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