GENEVA, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Selexis SA, a global life sciences company for drug discovery, cell line development and scale-up to manufacturing of therapeutic proteins, announced today that Amgen has expanded their R&D License Agreement with Selexis to include an evaluation of the proprietary Selexis SURE CHO-M Cell Line™ for research and development. Under the agreement, Amgen will be able to evaluate the SURE CHO-M Cell Line™ in conjunction with the Selexis SUREtech Vectors™ for improved R&D.
"Successful protein expression in R&D is dependent upon a cell line development platform that is robust, high-yielding and stable," said Igor Fisch, Ph.D., President and CEO of Selexis. "Selexis is continually optimizing its proprietary cell line and technology platform to enable partners such as Amgen to make better R&D decisions by generating reliable data points faster and more cost efficiently. This current agreement is built on the long-standing relationship between our two companies since 2004."
About Selexis SA
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Selexis SA is a global life science company with innovative technologies and world-class expert services for drug discovery, cell line development and scale-up to manufacturing of therapeutic proteins. The Company's SUREtechnology Platform™ is based on Selexis Genetic Elements™ — novel DNA-based elements that control the dynamic organization of chromatin within all mammalian cells and allow for higher and more stable expression of recombinant proteins. Selexis has generated over 1,700 cell lines being used in a variety of programs from drug discovery to late-stage clinical trials.
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