Agreement to produce similar biotherapeutic product in Turkey

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On 22 October 2021, an important agreement was signed between Nobel Pharmaceuticals and the IBG-OzBio partnership for the manufacturing of a similar biotherapeutic product in Turkey. This hopes to be a springboard for further collaborations and medicinal product development in the country. 

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The similar biotherapeutic product is used to treat a rare disease and has been jointly developed by IBG and OzBio and will now be manufactured by Nobel in Turkey.

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has stepped in to facilitate the production of the similar biotherapeutic product in Turkey. This requires import of the cell clone that produces the similar biotherapeutic product which was developed jointly by Turkey-based IBG and US-based OzBio. Following this, Turkey-based Nobel will lead the development of the similar biotherapeutic product within the country.

This is part of TÜBİTAK’s ‘cooperation before competition’ initiative which, in this case, hopes to bring the four organizations together to successfully develop, trial and launch the similar biotherapeutic product. This is a pivotal point for drug development in Turkey. It hopes to decrease the countries dependency on drug imports and help Turkey become a country that designs, develops and produces medicines and healthcare technology.

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