LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2013) - ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI)(OTCQX:PFSCF), ("ProMetic" or the "Corporation") announced today that it has received a $5.1 million purchase order for the supply of affinity resin from an existing client, a global leader in the biotherapeutics industry.
This order represents the first purchase order issued resulting from the licence and long-term supply agreement previously announced on July 8th 2013. The affinity resin will be manufactured by ProMetic at its Isle of Man production facility and supplied to the client throughout 2014 and early 2015. ProMetic's client will use the resin for large-scale purification of a therapeutic protein product and it is anticipated further orders will be received once the current order is completed.
"This order for affinity resin provides confirmation of the rapidly growing demand for this particular product and is completely in-alignment with ProMetic's expectations" said Dr. Steve Burton, Chief Executive Officer of ProMetic BioSciences Ltd. "We are now seeing real and significant growth in demand for our affinity purification products as our clients recognise the value that ProMetic's technology provides with respect to market advantage and reduction of process costs", added Dr. Burton.
Mr Pierre Laurin, President and CEO of ProMetic said "the company is now entering a period of significant growth. This order contributes nicely to the growing critical mass of our base case bioprocess technologies at a time when we are also closing in on our plasma-derived and small-molecule therapeutic objectives".
About ProMetic Life Sciences Inc.
ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (www.prometic.com) is a long established biopharmaceutical company with globally recognized expertise in bioseparations, plasma-derived therapeutics and small-molecule drug development. ProMetic offers its state of the art technologies for large-scale purification of biologics, drug development, proteomics and the elimination of pathogens to a growing base of industry leaders and uses its own affinity technology that provides for highly efficient extraction and purification of therapeutic proteins from human plasma in order to develop best-in-class therapeutics and orphan drugs. ProMetic is also active in developing its own novel small-molecule therapeutic products targeting unmet medical needs in the field of fibrosis, cancer and autoimmune diseases/inflammation as well as certain nephropathies Headquartered in Laval (Canada), ProMetic has R&D facilities in the UK, the U.S. and Canada, manufacturing facilities in the UK and business development activities in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Forward Looking Statements
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