Polyplus Acquires Xpress Biologics to Expand Plasmid DNA Offer

8 December 2022

Strasbourg, France, 7 December 2022 – Polyplus, a leading solutions provider for manufacturing of Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products from research to commercial grade, has announced the completed acquisition of Xpress Biologics, a Belgian contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specialized in the production of plasmid DNA and protein using microbial expression systems. The acquisition will strategically expand the Polyplus plasmid DNA engineering technology and services portfolio. In addition, it will strengthen Polyplus’ leading position focused on improving gene-therapy viral vector upstream process economics and quality.

“Over the past few years, Polyplus has been evolving with the goal of enhancing process economics in the advanced therapies sector. This acquisition combines the expertise of the Xpress Biologics team with our existing expertise in transfection within the Cell and Gene Therapy market,” CEO of Polyplus, Mario Philips commented. “We will combine our deep understanding of the gene-therapy viral vector manufacturing process with research and High-Quality grade plasmid production immediately and expect to have the capability to supply GMP grade plasmids around Q1 of 2023.” To know more