PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 5 DSM Pharmaceutical Products today announced that it has made a manufacturing alliance with Galenix, Saint Jean D'Illac, France, where DSM will be the preferred commercial scale manufacturing partner for Galenix commercial products on a global basis.
DSM and Galenix will collaborate on business development opportunities co-marketing Galenix drug delivery technologies, based on the strength of Galenix in drug product development and clinical services and DSM in process development, scale up and commercial scale pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Pieter de Geus, Senior Vice President, R&D stated, "These innovative drug delivery technologies enhance our offering in the field of pharmaceutical development services and complement our portfolio of drug delivery technologies. The collaboration with Galenix clearly demonstrates DSM's commitment to bringing improved drug delivery to markets globally."
Hans Engels, President of DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc. commented, "The alliance brings out the best of both parties. Combining innovative formulations with flawless transition into commercial products creates an attractive value proposition for any drug company."
Jerome Besse, CEO of Galenix concurred with the DSM comments, and further added, "This is truly a win-win situation. Galenix is privileged in working with DSM to generate value for our customers. The partnership fits with our strategic intention of expanding service offerings to the North America market, and also with DSM's expansion of sales & marketing focus in Europe."
No financial terms were disclosed.
Founded in 1993 by CEO Jerome Besse, Galenix is ranked in the top European leaders for pharmaceutical R&D and drug delivery systems. Galenix provides comprehensive pharmaceutical development services to healthcare companies, from the sourcing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API's) to clinical supply services and regulatory submission. Its two major competitive strengths, in addition to a full service delivery, are the compliance of the cGMP facilities with European and American standards, as well as its extensive know-how and experience in patented, innovative drug delivery system design and drug product development. The Galenix drug delivery systems, providing improvement and better patient compliance of medicines, include Minextab® and Minextab® floating high-dosage tablet technologies; Microgix® bioavailability / solubility technology; Mucolys® film trans-mucosal absorption and Mucolys® flash sub-lingual absorption technologies; and the ODTx orodispersible /dispersible oral dosage technology with no need of water to ingest. More information: www.galenix.fr
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