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Quotient Sciences Acquires Arcinova

Quotient Sciences, Arcinova | February 09, 2021

Quotient Sciences Acquires Arcinova
Quotient Sciences, the drug development and manufacturing accelerator, reported that it has procured Arcinova, the U.K.- based multiservice contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). With more than 40 years of involvement and 160 representatives, Arcinova gives drug substance, drug item and bioanalysis administrations to more than 200 pharma and biotech clients around the world.

The obtaining expands Quotient's administration portfolio and will empower the incorporation of drug substance, drug item and clinical testing abilities all under one organization broadening the year drug development course of events investment funds previously conveyed by Quotient's flagship platform Translational Pharmaceutics®. By slicing through storehouses and incorporating a scope of capacities, rethought development projects can be additionally improved and quickened, reliable with Quotient's conviction that particles need to become fixes, quick.

“I’d like to congratulate the Arcinova team on building an exciting business, and I am thrilled to be joining forces. Both businesses are similar in culture and aspire to help customers accelerate molecules from candidate selection through development and on to commercial launch,” said Mark Egerton, Ph.D., CEO of Quotient Sciences. “I’d also like to take this moment to thank our private equity partner, Permira, for supporting our ambitious growth plans.”

Professor Ian Shott, CBE, co-founder and executive chairman of Arcinova, said, “Since inception, we set out to build a unique organization that accelerates the development of new medicines for patients in need. We are delighted to move on to the next stage with Quotient as the perfect partner for Arcinova. Deep science, agility, flexibility and the drive for customer service excellence are the cornerstones of both businesses. I look forward to working with the Quotient team and Permira to deliver even greater value for our customers.”

As part of the deal, Arcinova’s minority equity partner, BGF, will exit the business, having backed its growth since 2018. Mark Bryant, BGF, said, “It has been a privilege to support the expansion of Arcinova’s world-leading CDMO facility at such a critical part of its growth journey. We wish the team all the best as it moves to the next stage with Quotient Sciences.”

RBC Capital Markets went about as selective monetary counselor to Quotient Sciences. PwC gave monetary and charge due industriousness administrations and Latham and Watkins gave legal counsel. BGF got legal counsel from Weightmans. KPMG filled in as corporate money guide for Arcinova, and Womble Bond Dickinson gave legal counsel.

About Quotient Sciences
Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients. Everything we do for our customers is driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast.

About Arcinova
Arcinova is a multiservice contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that serves pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across the globe in developing their life changing medicines. The company, with decades of experience, combines agility with flexibility to provide an innovative approach to the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Arcinova’s ambition is to save our clients valuable time, enabling them to rapidly bring life-changing medicines to market.

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