Bristol-Myers Squibb and Samsung BioLogics announce biopharmaceutical manufacturing relationship

Bristol-Myers SquibbBristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and Samsung BioLogics today announced the companies have entered into a 10-year agreement under which Samsung BioLogics will manufacture a commercial antibody cancer drug for Bristol-Myers Squibb at its recently completed plant in Songdo Incheon, South Korea.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Technology transfer and trial production will commence in July 2013 and commercial production will immediately begin following regulatory approvals.

"We are pleased to announce this strategic manufacturing relationship with Bristol-Myers Squibb and look forward to delivering best-in-class manufacturing services with the highest global quality standards," said Tae-Han Kim, president and CEO of Samsung BioLogics. "The relationship with Bristol-Myers Squibb represents the validation of our long-term commitment to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry."

"Our agreement with Samsung is an important part of our company's overall manufacturing and supply strategy focused on creating long-term relationships with high quality manufacturing partners around the world," said Louis Schmukler, president, Global Manufacturing & Supply, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "This agreement increases our biologic manufacturing capacity to help ensure sufficient long-term supply of our commercial products."

About Samsung BioLogics
Samsung BioLogics is a global full-service provider of quality-driven contract process development and cGMP manufacturing to the global biopharmaceutical industry. Our facilities are custom designed for monoclonal & recombinant production with maximum flexibility. Our one-stop services include cell line generation, process and analytical method development, analytical services, clinical and commercial bulk cGMP manufacturing of drug substance and drug product including quality assurance, quality control, regulatory compliance standards & support for our customers.

About Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

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