ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ology Bioservices Inc., a biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that the Department of Defense (DOD), through the Joint Science and Technology Office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), has awarded the company with three biomanufacturing contracts with a combined value of more than $16 million.
ALACHUA, Fla. – June 25, 2020 – Ology Bioservices Inc., a biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today it has been awarded a contract to advance development of a cocktail of anti-botulinum neurotoxin monoclonal antibodies (mAb) by the Department of Defense (DOD) through the Joint Science and Technology Office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). The contract ceiling value is $42.6 million.
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Nanotherapeutics, Inc., an integrated biopharmaceutical company with a focus on advanced development and manufacturing, announced today that it has secured a $28.5 million debt financing from White Oak Global Advisors, LLC. The funds will support the completion of the Company’s 180,000 sq. ft. flexible biologics manufacturing facility located in Alachua.
The NANO-ADM (Advanced Development and Manufacturing) facility, as it is known, will expand Nanotherapeutics’ core competencies in the development and cGMP manufacture of preclinical and clinical stage biopharmaceutical products. The Company provides a full range of drug development services and intends to further capitalize on its capabilities through partnerships with government and established companies, as well as continuing to fund the development of its internal pipeline.
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These are unprecedented times as we respond to avoid the spread of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that has challenged our routine life. First and foremost, all of us at Ology Bioservices Inc. hope you and your family members are well, healthy, and safe from harm’s way.
Below are some of the steps we are taking to protect our staff, our operations, and importantly all ongoing projects at Ology Bioservices during this time. Our goal is to be prepared to continue serving our clients during this time of uncertainty. In order to protect our employees and facility, and to keep projects moving forward, we have implemented the following activities:
Increased our supplies of commonly used laboratory and manufacturing materials, well in advance of the declaration of a pandemic.
Creation of a New Visitor Policy at all locations to further protect the facilities and employees.
Permitting only service personnel, vendors, and contractors on site for highly specialized activities.
Donning face masks and sanitizing hands for all persons entering our facilities.
Requiring social distancing for all personnel.
Requiring health screening for all persons entering our facilities.
Expanded our IT structure to allow employees with the ability to “work from home” wherever possible.
Providing daycare resources for critical personnel who must conduct their jobs on site (for example: engineering, manufacturing, process development, and quality).
Cancelled business travel for all employees of Ology Bioservices.
Cancelled or rescheduled larger meetings or gatherings.
There will be no disruption in communicating with Ology Bioservices personnel, and our offices will remain open. However, the limited number of personnel physically at our locations will mainly consist of those involved in supporting the process development and manufacturing of our customer’s biological products. Be assured that you will be able to reach all employees through their direct phone lines and email regardless of their location during this crisis.
The entire leadership team at Ology Bioservices remain committed to the health and safety of our employees, as well as committed to the customers we serve. This nation has a history of strength and resilience, and I am certain that together we will successfully navigate these challenges.