The FINANCIAL — Shanghai, China, September 3rd, 2018 – BeiGene Ltd., a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, announced that the National Medical Products Administration of China (NMPA, formerly known as CFDA), has accepted its new drug application (NDA) for its anti-PD-1 antibody, tislelizumab, for relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (R/R cHL).
Since BeiGene and Boehringer Ingelheim started their collaboration in 2013, Boehringer Ingelheim’s biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing business, known as Boehringer Ingelheim BioXcellence, has been providing the Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control (CMC) services for support of the tislelizumab. Boehringer Ingelheim assisted BeiGene with tislelizumab’s development through process and analytical method development, supply of GMP clinical material, and CMC filing support with the NMPA.
Tislelizumab is an investigational anti- PD-1 antibody being studied in a number of malignancies, such as relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, non-small cell lung cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, mature T-and NK-cell lymphomas, and urothelial cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals (China) Ltd. is committed to providing BeiGene with full contract manufacturing support and supply of tislelizumab at the highest global quality standards to serve patients with this important medicine, if approved.
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As one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical producers, Boehringer Ingelheim is China’s first international provider of biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing solutions with all-round services, including process development, clinical trials and product supply, to its clients in China and all over the world. Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals (China) Ltd.’s facility was officially put into operation in May 2017. As the first and only biopharmaceuticals facility in line with global standards set by a multinational pharma company in China, the facility has become a major milestone in Boehringer Ingelheim’s strategic blueprint for its biopharmaceuticals business globally.
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