Chime Biologics Partners with Panolos Bioscience for Multi-specific Protein Development

25 September 2023 | Monday | News

Chime Biologics and Panolos Bioscience have entered into a global strategic collaboration agreement on a novel multi-specific protein drug. Chime Biologics will provide development and manufacturing services to Panolos Bioscience for PB203, a next-generation immuno-oncology drug.
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Chime Biologics, a leading CDMO that enables biologic therapeutics development announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Panolos Bioscience, a South Korean biotech company to accelerate multi-specific protein development, at a signing ceremony held in Optics Valley Wuhan, Hubei Province on the 19th of September. Dr. HyeSeong Lim, Founder and CEO of Panolos Bioscience, and Mr. YoungHoon Cho, Chief Business Officer of Panolos Bioscience, as well as Chime Biologics' team attended the signing ceremony.

Panolos Bioscience, located in the suburb of Seoul, Korea, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of multi-specific therapeutics to treat cancer, auto-immune diseases and rare diseases. Panolos Bioscience has entered into a collaboration with Chime Biologics for a novel multi-specific protein drug, PB203, for solid tumors (PDAC/ICC), which is in the preclinical stage with plans to conduct clinical trial Phase I in the US. Chime Biologics will provide an one-stop biologic CMC solution for the development and manufacturing of PB203 from cell line development, process development, and GMP manufacturing service. And it will be based on the unique Chime's CHOrus platform, which has a highly productive, rapid, and stable cell line development capability to select the optimal stable expression clones based on expression titer and quality.

The leaders from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhan Municipal People's Government, Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone, and Wuhan National Bio-Industry Base Construction Management Office witnessed the signing ceremony, and this agreement underlines the strong collaboration between China and Korea.

Dr. HyeSeong Lim, Founder and CEO of Panolos Bioscience, said, "We are pleased to be a global strategic partner with Chime Biologics, and the co-development of PB203 is an important start in establishing our long-term strategic cooperation in Wuhan, China, covering commercial manufacturing. This is the first step in our shared mission to the commercialization of innovative medicines, starting from China and spreading to the world. By partnering with global CDMO Chime Biologics, we will do our best to bring hope and a new life to our patients."

Dr. Jimmy Wei, President of Chime Biologics, said, " We are very excited to work with Panolos Bioscience to drive the project to Wuhan, China, taking unique advantage of Chime's CHOrus cell line development platform that enables the US clinical trials and global sampling. This is not only a recognition of Chime Biologics' new business model and international quality system, but also an important development journey for Chime Biologics to go globally. We believe that Chime Biologics' high-quality platform and rich experience will facilitate the global R&D, clinical trials and future commercial manufacturing of multi-specific therapeutic proteins."


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