JSR Life Sciences and GlycoSeLect Enter Licensing and Joint Development Agreement
Sunnyvale, CA, ‐ October 31, 2019 ‐ JSR Life Sciences announced today that it has signed a technology licensing and joint development agreement with Dublin, Ireland-based GlycoSeLect, which provides recombinant prokaryotic lectins (RPLs) that enable the selective isolation of glycosylated biomolecules. The agreement will focus on the development of a glyco-affinity ligand and capture resin.
The RPL-based affinity ligand to be developed is aimed to be a generic affinity capture platform for glycosylated therapeutic proteins in a GMP-environment. The joint effort will target the development of a resin with high selectivity, high dynamic binding capacity and good chemical, especially caustic, resistance.
Under the terms of the agreement, JSR Life Sciences acquires the worldwide exclusive rights to a chemically and caustic stable RPL-based ligand from GlycoSeLect. The companies plan to jointly develop the ligand and resin, which will be manufactured by JSR Life Sciences, who will also assume global marketing, sales and distribution responsibilities. The commercial launch of the first RPL-based glyco-affinity resin is expected in 2‐3 years.
“As a broadly positioned service and materials provider for the Life Sciences industry, we are continually working on new technologies to satisfy unmet customer needs,” said Tim Lowery, president of JSR Life Sciences. “We see great potential for the RPL-based affinity resins and their impact on the purification of novel molecules in the bioprocessing industry.”
“The GlycoSeLect team is delighted to work with JSR Life Sciences, a progressive and innovative partner, to bring our RPL products to purification applications,” said Robert Dunne, CEO of GlycoSeLect. “GlycoSeLect is positioned to build on its validated RPL analytical applications and realize their potential for bioprocessing applications.”
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