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DSM announces South American biologics manufacturing contract

July 17, 2012
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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — DSM Pharmaceutical Products, the custom manufacturing and technology business of Royal DSM N.V. announced a biologics contract manufacturing agreement with its first Brazilian client, RECEPTA Biopharma in Sao Paulo.

The contract covers the process development and cGMP manufacture by DSM of one of RECEPTA''s lead antibodies at its facilities based in Groningen, The Netherlands. DSM started production to supply drug substance materials to be used in the initial clinical trials of this antibody beginning in May of 2012. This project represents DSM Biologics first agreement in the high-growth South American market place.

RECEPTA Biopharma is a biotechnology company dedicated to the research and development of monoclonal antibodies to be used in the treatment of cancer.

Alexander Wessels, CEO of DSM Pharmaceutical Products states, "Working with RECEPTA in Brazil marks further advancement of DSM''s stated strategy to grow its presence in high growth economies such as Brazil and South America. Additionally, we are committed to employ our innovative technologies to serve market needs for life-saving treatments."

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