Kemwell Biopharma and RevOpsis enter into strategic manufacturing partnership to expedite development of novel multispecific biologics

RevOpsis Therapeutics, a next-generation biopharmaceutical company spearheading innovation of multispecific ophthalmic therapies, and Kemwell Biopharma, a biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), have announced a broad strategic manufacturing partnership.

This collaboration aims to accelerate the development of RevOpsis’ lead candidate, RO-104, a first-in-class tri-specific biologic for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD).

Under this partnership, Kemwell will manufacture RO-104, a novel tri-specific biologic designed to target the three dominant angiogenic pathways (VEGF-A, VEGF-C, Ang-2) for treating nAMD, a leading cause of blindness worldwide. The unique ability of RO-104 to bind these three validated targets simultaneously positions it as a first-in-class fully human monotherapy biologic, poised to redefine the treatment landscape for retinal vascular diseases.

“Partnering with Kemwell is a pivotal step in accelerating the development of our lead candidate, RO-104, and advancing our pipeline of innovative multispecific biologics,” said Ram Bhandari, MD, Co-founder and Interim CEO of RevOpsis. “Kemwell’s exemplary track record in high-quality biologics manufacturing and their efficiency in reducing timelines, combined with our proprietary Rev-Mod platform, ensures we can deliver transformative therapies to patients efficiently. This collaboration aligns with our mission to develop groundbreaking treatments expeditiously, and bring our innovation to patients worldwide.”

Anurag Bagaria, CEO of Kemwell Biopharma, added: “We are excited to collaborate with RevOpsis to manufacture and commercialize RO-104. Our expertise in complex protein manufacturing, coupled with RevOpsis’ innovative therapeutic approaches, holds great promise for advancing the treatment of retinal vascular diseases. This strategic partnership underscores our commitment to delivering high-quality biologics for patients in need.”

This new alliance provides RevOpsis a critical biologics development solution to rapidly transition from pre-clinical activities to first-in-human clinical trials, expediting the development of RO-104 and the broader platform. By integrating RevOpsis’ next generation plug-and-play multispecific biologics platform with Kemwell’s deep biologics development and manufacturing knowledge, the collaboration aims to accelerate therapeutic discovery to IND submission timelines. This new alliance efficiently connects preclinical efforts, process development, and clinical manufacturing significantly reducing the complexity and timelines of managing early GMP manufacturing process.

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