GSK secures additional biopharma capacity via Samsung Biologics partnership

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has secured additional manufacturing capacity for its biopharmaceutical portfolio by partnering with South Korea’s Samsung Biologics.

As per the agreement, Samsung Biologics will provide GSK with additional capacity for large-scale biopharmaceutical product manufacturing.

This capacity will be flexible depending on GSK’s future needs and will supplement GSK’s existing manufacturing network.

The agreement is worth more than $231 million US over the next eight years. It will initially cover commercial production of Benlysta (belimumab), with technology transfer starting in 2020 and first commercial supply expected in 2022. The intention is to expand to additional specialty-care products in the future.

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