DSM signs Master Supply Agreement with Eisai Inc.
PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 5, 2013
PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DSM Pharmaceutical Products,
the custom manufacturing and technology business of Royal DSM (NYSE/Euronext:
DSM KON), today announced the signing of a 3 year master supply agreement with
Eisai Inc., based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, USA, for the production of sterile
products. The agreement covers the production of eribulin mesylate as well as
other developmental drugs. Alexander Wessels, President and CEO of DSM
Pharmaceutical Products, stated, "We are delighted to be working with Eisai
under a long-term agreement to serve markets globally for important human
health treatments, bringing our expertise and reliability in sterile
injectables and worldwide regulatory record to ensure market supply."
DSM will be a supplier for eribulin mesylate to the US market. Commercial
production is anticipated to start in early 2013. Laura Parks, President, DSM
Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the finished dosage business of DSM, stated, "It has
been an honor to work with Eisai through the launch into commercial supply of
eribulin mesylate and to continue to support the development of other
products. Combining the expertise of Eisai in developing innovative medicines
with DSM's strength in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and supply chain
management will provide critical high quality treatments for patients."
DSM operates a 1.5 million square foot finished dosage facility in Greenville,
North Carolina, USA, with a broad range of capabilities in aseptic filling of
liquid and freeze-dried cytotoxic and non-cytotoxic steriles, the manufacture
of tablets and capsules, pharmaceutical development services, and clinical
trial materials manufacturing for solid and injectable forms, and holds a
range of regulatory approvals including the production of scheduled drugs.
Eisai is a research based human health care (hhc) company that discovers,
develops and markets products throughout the world. Through a global network
of research facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, Eisai
actively participates in all aspects of the worldwide healthcare system.
"Eisai appreciates the focus and effort the DSM Pharmaceuticals team in
Greenville has provided in support of our commercial and developmental
products. We are particularly pleased to have received FDA approval to
manufacture eribulin mesylate at DSM for the commercial US market. This
alternate site of manufacturing strengthens the supply reliability of this
important product for our patients," added Shawn Gallagher, President
Partnership Management CFU, Eisai Inc.
No financial details were disclosed.
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For more information:
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Director, Marketing and Communications President, DSM Pharmaceuticals,
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