Cascade Chemistry | February 19, 2021
Cascade Chemistry, a main pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization, today declared inception of development of new offices intended to expand the organization's ability to manufacture APIs (dynamic pharmaceutical ingredients) under cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices standards and procedures).
The new offices, expected to be operational in the main quarter of 2022, will eventually expand the organization's floor space just about three-overlay and essentially add to its cGMP manufacturing limit and scale. The extension likewise incorporates 2,200 square feet of new insightful labs, a powerful quality framework and extra office space.
“This $14 million expansion reflects our growing success as a reliable, experienced and flexible outsourcing partner with exceptional chemistry problem-solving expertise,” said Jeremiah Marsden, PhD, President of Cascade Chemistry. “Our customers are increasingly requesting our assistance in producing APIs for their clinical trials, and demand has outstripped our cGMP manufacturing capacity. We were fortunate to acquire two suitable buildings just 10 minutes from our current facility, and construction of new cGMP manufacturing suites that will greatly increase our clinical trial API production capacity is now underway.”
The 28,000-square-foot fabricating currently under development will at first incorporate five suites for Phase 1 and Phase 2 cGMP manufacturing with stream hydrogenation and reactors up to 400 liters. Extra limit with respect to API Phase 3 and business scale cGMP manufacturing up to 1,000 liters will be included 2022. The subsequent structure, with 7,000 square feet, is saved for future development.
Dr. Marsden continued, “We ultimately will expand into the second new building to build further cGMP capacity for commercial-stage low-volume, high-value pharmaceuticals. We are grateful for the support from our customers that is driving this expansion, as well as our employees’ dedication to excellence and their creativity and hard work that make it all possible.”
About Cascade Chemistry
Cascade Chemistry specializes in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) process development, scale-up and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) manufacturing. Most of our chemists have advanced degrees and are capable of crafting process solutions tailored to the specific needs of our clients, while adhering to strict FDA quality standards. We offer cost effective and rapid solutions for the development and manufacturing of API cGMP batches at 1-10 kg scale, and we will begin offering greater capacity at our new facility in 2022. It has been our philosophy for almost 40 years that quality is a key component of successful cGMP manufacturing. We view quality as a guiding principle, achieved by rigorous due diligence at each step of the development and manufacturing process. Cascade Chemistry is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon.
Prnewswire | September 30, 2020
In a bid to improve the quality and availability of information on health-specific cannabis use, industry giant WayofLeaf.com has introduced a team of doctors and health experts to review thousands of topics relating to the use of medical cannabis and CBD for specific health conditions. The website, which for years has provided a reliable informational resource for medical cannabis patients, believes it is time for cannabis users of all types to have access to trustworthy, research-backed content on specific conditions and ailments. "There's no shortage of information out there in terms of using cannabis medicinally," says WayofLeaf Medical Director Dr. Lynn Marie Morski. "However there is a need for more trustworthy, research-backed information that medical cannabis and CBD users can rely on."
Novartis | January 19, 2021
Novartis plunked down up to $2.2 billion for BeiGene's China-approved PD-1 drug tislelizumab to complement its own checkpoint inhibitor. Hear what BeiGene CEO John Oyler has to say about tislelizumab's position in and outside China. Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine reported confusing data from Brazil, raising doubt about its true efficacy. Celltron's anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody improved patients' outcomes in a phase 2/3 trial. And more.
Novartis paid $650 million upfront and committed up to $1.55 billion in milestones to license certain rights to BeiGene’s PD-1 inhibitor tislelizumab in major markets outside China. The Swiss pharma is not abandoning its own checkpoint inhibitor spartalizumab despite a recent phase 3 trial failure; instead, it views the two PD-1s as “complementary.”
BeiGene retains the right to co-market tislelizumab in North America. The Novartis deal gives the Chinese biotech a chance to get help “learning how to commercialize and build some capabilities” beyond China, BeiGene CEO John Oyler said in an interview. He believes the drug could compete in Asian-prevalent cancer types and its value in large indications will show over time. The CEO also believes the PD-1/L1 class has reached a pricing sweet spot in China where additional major price cuts aren’t likely.
Brazilian researchers first said Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac, was 78% effective in a local phase 3 trial. But then, a few days ago, they released new data of just 50.4% efficacy. The gap was caused by the omission of “very mild” infections in the previous data. The misstep led to criticism of the trial organization, Brazil’s Butantan biomedical center, as well as suspicion about CoronaVac’s true efficacy. Turkey just authorized the shot for emergency use based on a reported 91.25% efficacy in an interim analysis of its local trial.