February 21, 2018 8:59 AM ET


Company Overview of AbSci, LLC

Company Overview

AbSci, LLC develops protein production technologies for the biopharmaceutical industry. The company offers SoluPro, a genetically engineered E. coli-based expression system that enables optimizable and scalable production of antibodies, antibody fragments, and other soluble recombinant proteins to be produced at a fraction of their current cost. Its therapeutic proteins and antibodies are used in cancer and hormone therapies, as well as autoimmune and blood disorder therapies. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Portland, Oregon.

4640 SW Macadam Avenue

Suite 200B

Portland, OR 97239

United States

Founded in 2011





Key Executives for AbSci, LLC

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Operations and R&D
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

AbSci, LLC Key Developments

AbSci Appoints Alan Herman to Scientific Advisory Board

AbSci announced the addition of Alan Herman to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Herman brings over 30 years of industry experience with expertise in protein characterization. His contributions to the scientific community have been influential, particularly in establishing regulatory guidelines and concepts that are currently in use by the FDA for biologic characterization. Dr. Herman has influenced discoveries at some of the most significant biotech companies in the industry, including Merck, Genentech, and Amgen. At Genentech, he specialized in process development and pharmaceutics, contributing to the development of human growth hormone, tissue plasminogen activator, and interferon. Dr. Herman also founded WindRose Analytica Inc. Dr. Herman currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer of Coherus Biosciences.

AbSci Appoints Fred Larimore, PhD to Scientific Advisory Board

AbSci announced the appointment of Fred Larimore, PhD to AbSci's Scientific Advisory Board. Prior to formally joining AbSci's Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Larimore advised AbSci on various aspects of biopharmaceutical process development manufacturing scale-up. Dr. Larimore worked for over 25 years at Eli Lilly, where he served as a Research Fellow and senior scientific leader. Dr. Larimore is a founding member and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Society for Bioprocessing Professionals (SBP) and currently serves as the Principal Consultant at Sierra Vista Biotech Consulting. He was also the Vice President of Scientific Affairs and Chief Scientific Officer of Cook Parmica.

AbSci Announces New Headquarters in Downtown Vancouver, WA

AbSci announced that the company has finalized a lease agreement to relocate its headquarters to the new Hudson Building in downtown Vancouver, WA. AbSci expects to begin renovations by the beginning of September, and plans to take occupancy of the lab facility by fourth quarter of 2016, where the company will continue to develop and commercialize its revolutionary protein production technology. AbSci's relocation to the downtown Vancouver area is a reflection of the commitment and support the company has received from the local community, CREDC, Killian Pacific, and the State of Washington, including a commitment of $200,000 from Governor Inslee's Strategic Reserve Fund to be used for the build out of AbSci's lab.

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