OctoPlus signs drug development contract with The Medicines Company

OctoPlus signs drug development contract with The Medicines Company

Jul 12, 2010 (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- OctoPlus N.V. ("OctoPlus" or the "Company") (Euronext: OCTO), announces today that it has signed a pharmaceutical development and manufacturing contract with a new client, US-based The Medicines Company. The undisclosed contract value will make a material contribution to OctoPlus' annual revenues.

Under the contract terms, OctoPlus will perform process development and clinical manufacturing for The Medicines Company related to MDCO-216 (ApoA-I Milano/phospholipid complex).

OctoPlus provides formulation development and clinical material manufacturing services to biotech and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. In addition to its expertise in formulation and manufacturing, OctoPlus offers its clients drug delivery technologies for the development of controlled release versions of existing or new drugs.

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