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Cerbios Pharma and XSpray announce partnership on the use of XSpray’s RightSizeTM technology

Lugano / Stockholm, August 29 2012

Cerbios-Pharma SA (from now on Cerbios) and XSpray Microparticles AB (from now on XSpray) for the joint development of HPAI (High Potency Active Ingredients). HPAI development will be provided by XSpray in Stockholm, while the cGMP production for clinical and/or commercial use will be carried out at Cerbios in Lugano.

“We are very pleased with this partnership. We believe that RightSize™ technology offers significant advantages in the development of HPAIs”, commented XSpray’s CEO, Dr. Per Andersson. “This partnership is an important step towards the development of HPAIs with unique characteristics.”

The formulation and manufacturing abilities of XSpray’s RightSize technology offer the opportunity to improve drug substances through various strategies, enabling full control over particle design and production – simplifying drug formulation, extending delivery options and allowing the addition of innovative properties that truly benefit patients.

RightSize technology not only provides a superior process to traditional methods. It can also be effectively scaled from discovery scale up to production volumes, making it an important breakthrough in the manufacture of pharmaceutical particles using supercritical fluid technology.

One of the advantages of this technology is that the moderate temperatures used make it ideal for particle size reduction of thermolabile compounds.

“We are enthusiastic about this partnership with XSpray. Access to RightSize technology will strengthen our API development and manufacturing for third parties”, says Dr. Gabriel Haering, CEO of Cerbios. “Through the use of this innovative technology for HPAIs, Cerbios will be able to offer a unique capability, enabling the generation not only of particles having narrow particle size distribution but also different crystal forms and/or polymorphs up to the full control of particle design, including solid state form . In combination with other technologies available at Cerbios it will generate intellectual property that will definitely help our partners in their success.”

Financial terms for access to XSpray’s RightSize technology and expertise will not be disclosed.

About Cerbios-Pharma SA

Cerbios is a privately held company located in Lugano, Switzerland, that specializes in the development and manufacture of both chemical and biological APIs for its partners world-wide.

Exclusive, third-party manufacturing services are offered by the Chemical Division for HPAIs and by the Biological Division for monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins and pharma probiotics.

Cerbios provides full CMC support to its world-wide partners, including the supply of cGMP clinical batches, registration/validation material and commercially manufactured APIs. Paramount to this is the ability to supply all of the technical documentation and support necessary for a successful registration. Cerbios’ commercial products are marketed worldwide but primarily in Europe, USA, Japan and India.
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