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Dyadic International Announces Research Collaboration with Sanofi-Aventis
JUPITER, Fla., Sept. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dyadic International, Inc. (“Dyadic”) (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on further improving and applying its proprietary C1 gene expression platform to speed up the development and lower the cost of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales, today announced that it has entered into a fully funded proof of concept research collaboration to explore the potential of its C1 technology to produce multiple types of biologic vaccines and drugs of interest for human health indications with Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, a company of the Sanofi group, one of the World’s top tier biopharmaceutical companies.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Sanofi to express multiple types of important therapeutic compounds using our C1 production platform,” said Mark Emalfarb, Dyadic’s CEO. “This research and development program is aiming to overcome specific gene expression challenges and to further demonstrate the potential of C1 to become a platform of choice for manufacturing protein-based biologics because of its speed of development and low cost of goods.”
Under the agreement, Sanofi will fund the collaborative research which will utilize the proprietary and patented C1 Gene Expression Platform Technology to express multiple genes for vaccine and drug applications. The research is expected to be completed in the second half of 2019. Other terms of the research collaboration are confidential.
About Dyadic International, Inc.
Dyadic International, Inc. is a global biotechnology company which is developing what it believes will be a potentially significant biopharmaceutical gene expression platform based on the fungus Myceliophthora thermophila, named C1. The C1 microorganism, which enables the development and large scale manufacture of low cost proteins, has the potential to be further developed into a safe and efficient expression system that may help speed up the development, lower production costs and improve the performance of biologic vaccines and drugs at flexible commercial scales. Dyadic is using the C1 technology and other technologies to conduct research, development and commercial activities for the development and manufacturing of human and animal vaccines (such as virus like particles (VLPs) and antigens), monoclonal antibodies, Fab antibody fragments, Fc-Fusion proteins, biosimilars and/or biobetters, and other therapeutic proteins. Dyadic pursues research and development collaborations, licensing arrangements and other commercial opportunities with its partners and collaborators to leverage the value and benefits of these technologies in development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. In particular, as the aging population grows in developed and undeveloped countries, Dyadic believes the C1 technology may help bring biologic drugs to market faster, in greater volumes, at lower cost, and with new properties to drug developers and manufacturers and, hopefully, improve access and cost to patients and the healthcare system, but most importantly save lives.
Please visit Dyadic’s website at http://www.dyadic.com for additional information, including details regarding Dyadic’s plans for its biopharmaceutical business.
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Dyadic International, Inc.
Ping W. Rawson
Chief Accounting Officer
Phone: (561) 743-8333