Rockville, MD, United States
Rockville, MD, United States

Emergent BioSolutions is a multinational specialty biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. It develops vaccines and antibody therapeutics for infectious diseases, oncology and autoimmune disorders.The company has two divisions: a Biodefense division for medical countermeasures and a Biosciences division to treat infectious disease, autoimmune diseases, and cancer.Fuad El-Hibri, the founder of the company and former CEO, led the company since its founding as BioPort Inc. until his retirement on April 1, 2012. He continues to serve as the executive chairman of Emergent BioSolutions’ board of directors. The current CEO is Daniel Abdun-Nabi. Wikipedia.


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GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) reported financial results for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2016. (1)  The presentation of Emergent’s financial performance using the “Combined Basis” method includes the impact of the operations associated with the Company’s former biosciences business which was spun-off into a separate publicly traded company, Aptevo Therapeutics Inc., on August 1, 2016. The presentation of Emergent’s financial performance using the “Continuing Operations Basis” method excludes the impact of the operations of Aptevo. (2) See “Reconciliation of Statement of Operations” for a reconciliation of the Company’s Statement of Operations for the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 on a continuing operations basis to that on a combined basis. (3) See “Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA” for a definition of terms and a reconciliation table. Note: The following discussion of Emergent’s year to date and quarter ended December 31, 2016 unaudited, financial performance is on a Continuing Operations Basis. Product Sales For Q4 2016, product sales were $87.5 million, a decrease of 30% as compared to 2015. The decrease is principally attributable to lower BioThrax deliveries under the Company’s new contract with the CDC, signed in December 2016. Contract Manufacturing For Q4 2016, revenue from the Company’s contract manufacturing operations was $16.7 million, an increase of 59% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in fill/finish services at the Company’s Camden facility in Baltimore. Contracts and Grants For Q4 2016, contracts and grants revenue was $47.5 million, an increase of 91% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in development funding for the Company’s Bayview facility in Baltimore designated as a Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) and plasma collection for the Company’s VIGIV® [Vaccinia Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] program. Cost of Product Sales and Contract Manufacturing For Q4 2016, cost of product sales and contract manufacturing was $38.3 million, an increase of 11% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in the BioThrax cost per dose sold associated with lower production yield in the period in which the doses sold were produced, along with increased costs associated with the increase in Other product sales volume, partially offset by a decrease in BioThrax sales to the CDC. Research and Development For Q4 2016, gross research and development (R&D) expenses were $27.1 million, an increase of 7% as compared to 2015. For Q4 2016, net R&D was fully funded, resulting in a net contribution from funded development programs of $20.4 million, as compared to a net expense of $0.5 million in 2015. Net R&D, which is more representative of the Company’s actual out-of-pocket investment in product development, is calculated as gross research and development expenses less contracts and grants revenue. Selling, General and Administrative For Q4 2016, selling, general and administrative expenses were $35.4 million, an increase of 1% as compared to 2015. Net Income For Q4 2016, net income was $32.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, versus $42.5 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, in 2015. For Q4 2016 and 2015, net income per diluted share is computed using the “if-converted” method. This method requires net income to be adjusted to add back interest expense and amortization of debt issuance cost, both net of tax, associated with the Company’s 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021. As a result, net income per diluted share for Q4 2016 is adjusted in the amount of $1.1 million, from $32.3 million to $33.4 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 49.6 million. Net income per diluted share for Q4 2015 is adjusted in the amount of $0.9 million, from $42.5 million to $43.4 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 48.1 million. Product Sales For the twelve months of 2016, product sales were $296.3 million, a decrease of 10% as compared to 2015. The decrease is principally attributable to a 19% reduction in BioThrax sales, including reduced deliveries in 4Q 2016 related to the timing of signing the Company’s follow-on contract with CDC in December 2016. Contract Manufacturing For the twelve months of 2016, revenue from contract manufacturing operations was $49.1 million, an increase of 14% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in fill/finish services from the Company’s Camden facility and an increase in bulk manufacturing services from the Company’s facility in Winnipeg, partially offset by a decrease in contract manufacturing revenue related to the production of an MVA Ebola vaccine candidate in 2015. Contracts and Grants For the twelve months of 2016, contracts and grants revenue was $143.4 million, an increase of 22% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in development funding for the Company’s CIADM program, VIGIV program related to plasma collection, and the NuThrax program related to preparations for a Phase III clinical trial. These increases were offset by lower development funding for the Company’s Anthrasil™ [Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] program related to timing of plasma collection, PreviThrax™ (recombinant protective antigen anthrax vaccine, purified) candidate related to reduced interest by the U.S. government to fund such a program, and Building 55 related to FDA licensure of the facility in August 2016. Cost of Product Sales and Contract Manufacturing For the twelve months of 2016, cost of product sales and contract manufacturing was $131.3 million, an increase of 22% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in the BioThrax cost per dose sold associated with lower production yield, along with increased costs associated with the increase in Other product sales volume, partially offset by a decrease in BioThrax sales to the SNS. Research and Development For the twelve months of 2016, gross R&D expenses were $108.3 million, a decrease of 9% as compared to 2015. The decrease primarily reflects lower contract service costs. For the twelve months of 2016, net R&D was fully funded, resulting in a net contribution from funded development programs of $35.1 million, as compared to a net expense of $1.8 million in 2015. Selling, General and Administrative For the twelve months of 2016, selling, general and administrative expenses were $143.7 million, an increase of 19% as compared to 2015. This increase includes costs associated with restructuring activities at the Company’s Lansing, Michigan site, along with increased professional services to support the Company’s strategic growth initiatives and increased information technology investments. Net Income For the twelve months of 2016, net income was $62.5 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, versus $107.6 million, or $2.36 per diluted share, in 2015. Pursuant to the “if-converted” method, net income per diluted share for the twelve months of 2016 is adjusted in the amount of $4.0 million, from $62.5 million to $66.5 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 49.1 million. Net income from continuing operations per diluted share for the twelve months of 2015 is adjusted in the amount of $3.9 million, from $107.6 million to $111.5 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 47.3 million. (3)  See “Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA” for a definition of terms and a reconciliation table. The Company is targeting the following 2020 financial and operational goals: RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND EBITDA This press release contains two financial measures (Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization)) that are considered “non-GAAP” financial measures under applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered supplemental to and not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company’s definition of these non-GAAP measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others. Adjusted Net Income adjusts for specified items that can be highly variable or difficult to predict, or reflect the non-cash impact of charges resulting from purchase accounting. EBITDA reflects net income excluding the impact of depreciation, amortization, interest expense and provision for income taxes. The Company views these non-GAAP financial measures as a means to facilitate management’s financial and operational decision-making, including evaluation of the Company’s historical operating results and comparison to competitors’ operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company’s operations that, when viewed with GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measure, may provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company’s business. The determination of the amounts that are excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures are a matter of management judgment and depend upon, among other factors, the nature of the underlying expense or income amounts. Because non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of items that will increase or decrease the Company’s reported results of operations, management strongly encourages investors to review the Company’s consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety. The following table provides a reconciliation of the Company’s Statement of Operations for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 on a continuing operations basis to that on a combined basis, which takes into account the impact of the Aptevo-related discontinued operations. Company management will host a conference call at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) today, February 23, 2017, to discuss these financial results. This conference call can be accessed live by telephone or through Emergent’s website: A replay of the call can be accessed on Emergent’s website www.emergentbiosolutions.com under “Investors.” Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a global life sciences company seeking to protect and enhance life by focusing on providing specialty products for civilian and military populations that address accidental, intentional and naturally emerging public health threats. Through our work, we envision protecting and enhancing 50 million lives with our products by 2025. Additional information about the company may be found at emergentbiosolutions.com. Follow us @emergentbiosolu. This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, our financial guidance, and any other statements containing the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "targets," "forecasts," "estimates" and similar expressions in conjunction with, among other things, obtaining a BioThrax procurement contract from BARDA under the Sole Source Notification, discussions of the Company's outlook, financial performance or financial condition, growth strategy, product sales, government development or procurement contracts or awards, government appropriations, manufacturing capabilities, product development, Emergency Use Authorization or other regulatory approvals or expenditures and plans to increase our operational efficiencies and cost structure are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current intentions, beliefs and expectations regarding future events. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be accurate. Investors should realize that if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could differ materially from our expectations. Investors are, therefore, cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and, except as required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events or circumstances. There are a number of important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including our ability to obtain a BioThrax procurement contract from BARDA under the Sole Source Notification; the availability of funding and the exercise of options under our BioThrax and NuThrax contracts; appropriations for the procurement of BioThrax and NuThrax; our ability to secure EUA pre-authorization approval and licensure of NuThrax from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within the anticipated timeframe, if at all; our ability to achieve our planned operational efficiencies and targeted levels of cost savings; availability of funding for our U.S. government grants and contracts; whether the operational, marketing and strategic benefits of the spin-off of our biosciences business can be achieved and the timing of any such benefits; our ability to identify and acquire or in-license products or late-stage product candidates that satisfy our selection criteria; whether anticipated synergies and benefits from an acquisition or in-license are realized within expected time periods, if at all; our ability to utilize our manufacturing facilities and expand our capabilities; our ability and the ability of our contractors and suppliers to maintain compliance with current good manufacturing practices and other regulatory obligations; the results of regulatory inspections; the outcome of the class action lawsuit filed against us and possible other future material legal proceedings; our ability to meet operating and financial restrictions placed on us and our subsidiaries that are contained in our senior credit facility; the rate and degree of market acceptance and clinical utility of our products; the success of our ongoing and planned development programs; the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates; and our commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities and strategy. The foregoing sets forth many, but not all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations in any forward-looking statement. Investors should consider this cautionary statement, as well as the risk factors identified in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, when evaluating our forward-looking statements. (1) See “Net Income from Continuing Operations” for explanation of adjustments to denominator for per diluted share calculation. (1) See “Net Income from Continuing Operations” for explanation of adjustments to denominator for per diluted share calculation.


GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) reported financial results for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2016. (1)  The presentation of Emergent’s financial performance using the “Combined Basis” method includes the impact of the operations associated with the Company’s former biosciences business which was spun-off into a separate publicly traded company, Aptevo Therapeutics Inc., on August 1, 2016. The presentation of Emergent’s financial performance using the “Continuing Operations Basis” method excludes the impact of the operations of Aptevo. (2) See “Reconciliation of Statement of Operations” for a reconciliation of the Company’s Statement of Operations for the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 on a continuing operations basis to that on a combined basis. (3) See “Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA” for a definition of terms and a reconciliation table. Note: The following discussion of Emergent’s year to date and quarter ended December 31, 2016 unaudited, financial performance is on a Continuing Operations Basis. Product Sales For Q4 2016, product sales were $87.5 million, a decrease of 30% as compared to 2015. The decrease is principally attributable to lower BioThrax deliveries under the Company’s new contract with the CDC, signed in December 2016. Contract Manufacturing For Q4 2016, revenue from the Company’s contract manufacturing operations was $16.7 million, an increase of 59% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in fill/finish services at the Company’s Camden facility in Baltimore. Contracts and Grants For Q4 2016, contracts and grants revenue was $47.5 million, an increase of 91% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in development funding for the Company’s Bayview facility in Baltimore designated as a Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) and plasma collection for the Company’s VIGIV® [Vaccinia Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] program. Cost of Product Sales and Contract Manufacturing For Q4 2016, cost of product sales and contract manufacturing was $38.3 million, an increase of 11% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in the BioThrax cost per dose sold associated with lower production yield in the period in which the doses sold were produced, along with increased costs associated with the increase in Other product sales volume, partially offset by a decrease in BioThrax sales to the CDC. Research and Development For Q4 2016, gross research and development (R&D) expenses were $27.1 million, an increase of 7% as compared to 2015. For Q4 2016, net R&D was fully funded, resulting in a net contribution from funded development programs of $20.4 million, as compared to a net expense of $0.5 million in 2015. Net R&D, which is more representative of the Company’s actual out-of-pocket investment in product development, is calculated as gross research and development expenses less contracts and grants revenue. Selling, General and Administrative For Q4 2016, selling, general and administrative expenses were $35.4 million, an increase of 1% as compared to 2015. Net Income For Q4 2016, net income was $32.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, versus $42.5 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, in 2015. For Q4 2016 and 2015, net income per diluted share is computed using the “if-converted” method. This method requires net income to be adjusted to add back interest expense and amortization of debt issuance cost, both net of tax, associated with the Company’s 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021. As a result, net income per diluted share for Q4 2016 is adjusted in the amount of $1.1 million, from $32.3 million to $33.4 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 49.6 million. Net income per diluted share for Q4 2015 is adjusted in the amount of $0.9 million, from $42.5 million to $43.4 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 48.1 million. Product Sales For the twelve months of 2016, product sales were $296.3 million, a decrease of 10% as compared to 2015. The decrease is principally attributable to a 19% reduction in BioThrax sales, including reduced deliveries in 4Q 2016 related to the timing of signing the Company’s follow-on contract with CDC in December 2016. Contract Manufacturing For the twelve months of 2016, revenue from contract manufacturing operations was $49.1 million, an increase of 14% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in fill/finish services from the Company’s Camden facility and an increase in bulk manufacturing services from the Company’s facility in Winnipeg, partially offset by a decrease in contract manufacturing revenue related to the production of an MVA Ebola vaccine candidate in 2015. Contracts and Grants For the twelve months of 2016, contracts and grants revenue was $143.4 million, an increase of 22% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in development funding for the Company’s CIADM program, VIGIV program related to plasma collection, and the NuThrax program related to preparations for a Phase III clinical trial. These increases were offset by lower development funding for the Company’s Anthrasil™ [Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] program related to timing of plasma collection, PreviThrax™ (recombinant protective antigen anthrax vaccine, purified) candidate related to reduced interest by the U.S. government to fund such a program, and Building 55 related to FDA licensure of the facility in August 2016. Cost of Product Sales and Contract Manufacturing For the twelve months of 2016, cost of product sales and contract manufacturing was $131.3 million, an increase of 22% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in the BioThrax cost per dose sold associated with lower production yield, along with increased costs associated with the increase in Other product sales volume, partially offset by a decrease in BioThrax sales to the SNS. Research and Development For the twelve months of 2016, gross R&D expenses were $108.3 million, a decrease of 9% as compared to 2015. The decrease primarily reflects lower contract service costs. For the twelve months of 2016, net R&D was fully funded, resulting in a net contribution from funded development programs of $35.1 million, as compared to a net expense of $1.8 million in 2015. Selling, General and Administrative For the twelve months of 2016, selling, general and administrative expenses were $143.7 million, an increase of 19% as compared to 2015. This increase includes costs associated with restructuring activities at the Company’s Lansing, Michigan site, along with increased professional services to support the Company’s strategic growth initiatives and increased information technology investments. Net Income For the twelve months of 2016, net income was $62.5 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, versus $107.6 million, or $2.36 per diluted share, in 2015. Pursuant to the “if-converted” method, net income per diluted share for the twelve months of 2016 is adjusted in the amount of $4.0 million, from $62.5 million to $66.5 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 49.1 million. Net income from continuing operations per diluted share for the twelve months of 2015 is adjusted in the amount of $3.9 million, from $107.6 million to $111.5 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 47.3 million. (3)  See “Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA” for a definition of terms and a reconciliation table. The Company is targeting the following 2020 financial and operational goals: RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND EBITDA This press release contains two financial measures (Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization)) that are considered “non-GAAP” financial measures under applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered supplemental to and not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company’s definition of these non-GAAP measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others. Adjusted Net Income adjusts for specified items that can be highly variable or difficult to predict, or reflect the non-cash impact of charges resulting from purchase accounting. EBITDA reflects net income excluding the impact of depreciation, amortization, interest expense and provision for income taxes. The Company views these non-GAAP financial measures as a means to facilitate management’s financial and operational decision-making, including evaluation of the Company’s historical operating results and comparison to competitors’ operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company’s operations that, when viewed with GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measure, may provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company’s business. The determination of the amounts that are excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures are a matter of management judgment and depend upon, among other factors, the nature of the underlying expense or income amounts. Because non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of items that will increase or decrease the Company’s reported results of operations, management strongly encourages investors to review the Company’s consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety. The following table provides a reconciliation of the Company’s Statement of Operations for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 on a continuing operations basis to that on a combined basis, which takes into account the impact of the Aptevo-related discontinued operations. Company management will host a conference call at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) today, February 23, 2017, to discuss these financial results. This conference call can be accessed live by telephone or through Emergent’s website: A replay of the call can be accessed on Emergent’s website www.emergentbiosolutions.com under “Investors.” Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a global life sciences company seeking to protect and enhance life by focusing on providing specialty products for civilian and military populations that address accidental, intentional and naturally emerging public health threats. Through our work, we envision protecting and enhancing 50 million lives with our products by 2025. Additional information about the company may be found at emergentbiosolutions.com. Follow us @emergentbiosolu. This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, our financial guidance, and any other statements containing the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "targets," "forecasts," "estimates" and similar expressions in conjunction with, among other things, obtaining a BioThrax procurement contract from BARDA under the Sole Source Notification, discussions of the Company's outlook, financial performance or financial condition, growth strategy, product sales, government development or procurement contracts or awards, government appropriations, manufacturing capabilities, product development, Emergency Use Authorization or other regulatory approvals or expenditures and plans to increase our operational efficiencies and cost structure are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current intentions, beliefs and expectations regarding future events. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be accurate. Investors should realize that if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could differ materially from our expectations. Investors are, therefore, cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and, except as required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events or circumstances. There are a number of important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including our ability to obtain a BioThrax procurement contract from BARDA under the Sole Source Notification; the availability of funding and the exercise of options under our BioThrax and NuThrax contracts; appropriations for the procurement of BioThrax and NuThrax; our ability to secure EUA pre-authorization approval and licensure of NuThrax from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within the anticipated timeframe, if at all; our ability to achieve our planned operational efficiencies and targeted levels of cost savings; availability of funding for our U.S. government grants and contracts; whether the operational, marketing and strategic benefits of the spin-off of our biosciences business can be achieved and the timing of any such benefits; our ability to identify and acquire or in-license products or late-stage product candidates that satisfy our selection criteria; whether anticipated synergies and benefits from an acquisition or in-license are realized within expected time periods, if at all; our ability to utilize our manufacturing facilities and expand our capabilities; our ability and the ability of our contractors and suppliers to maintain compliance with current good manufacturing practices and other regulatory obligations; the results of regulatory inspections; the outcome of the class action lawsuit filed against us and possible other future material legal proceedings; our ability to meet operating and financial restrictions placed on us and our subsidiaries that are contained in our senior credit facility; the rate and degree of market acceptance and clinical utility of our products; the success of our ongoing and planned development programs; the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates; and our commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities and strategy. The foregoing sets forth many, but not all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations in any forward-looking statement. Investors should consider this cautionary statement, as well as the risk factors identified in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, when evaluating our forward-looking statements. (1) See “Net Income from Continuing Operations” for explanation of adjustments to denominator for per diluted share calculation. (1) See “Net Income from Continuing Operations” for explanation of adjustments to denominator for per diluted share calculation.


GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) reported financial results for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2016. (1)  The presentation of Emergent’s financial performance using the “Combined Basis” method includes the impact of the operations associated with the Company’s former biosciences business which was spun-off into a separate publicly traded company, Aptevo Therapeutics Inc., on August 1, 2016. The presentation of Emergent’s financial performance using the “Continuing Operations Basis” method excludes the impact of the operations of Aptevo. (2) See “Reconciliation of Statement of Operations” for a reconciliation of the Company’s Statement of Operations for the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 on a continuing operations basis to that on a combined basis. (3) See “Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA” for a definition of terms and a reconciliation table. Note: The following discussion of Emergent’s year to date and quarter ended December 31, 2016 unaudited, financial performance is on a Continuing Operations Basis. Product Sales For Q4 2016, product sales were $87.5 million, a decrease of 30% as compared to 2015. The decrease is principally attributable to lower BioThrax deliveries under the Company’s new contract with the CDC, signed in December 2016. Contract Manufacturing For Q4 2016, revenue from the Company’s contract manufacturing operations was $16.7 million, an increase of 59% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in fill/finish services at the Company’s Camden facility in Baltimore. Contracts and Grants For Q4 2016, contracts and grants revenue was $47.5 million, an increase of 91% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in development funding for the Company’s Bayview facility in Baltimore designated as a Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) and plasma collection for the Company’s VIGIV® [Vaccinia Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] program. Cost of Product Sales and Contract Manufacturing For Q4 2016, cost of product sales and contract manufacturing was $38.3 million, an increase of 11% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in the BioThrax cost per dose sold associated with lower production yield in the period in which the doses sold were produced, along with increased costs associated with the increase in Other product sales volume, partially offset by a decrease in BioThrax sales to the CDC. Research and Development For Q4 2016, gross research and development (R&D) expenses were $27.1 million, an increase of 7% as compared to 2015. For Q4 2016, net R&D was fully funded, resulting in a net contribution from funded development programs of $20.4 million, as compared to a net expense of $0.5 million in 2015. Net R&D, which is more representative of the Company’s actual out-of-pocket investment in product development, is calculated as gross research and development expenses less contracts and grants revenue. Selling, General and Administrative For Q4 2016, selling, general and administrative expenses were $35.4 million, an increase of 1% as compared to 2015. Net Income For Q4 2016, net income was $32.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, versus $42.5 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, in 2015. For Q4 2016 and 2015, net income per diluted share is computed using the “if-converted” method. This method requires net income to be adjusted to add back interest expense and amortization of debt issuance cost, both net of tax, associated with the Company’s 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021. As a result, net income per diluted share for Q4 2016 is adjusted in the amount of $1.1 million, from $32.3 million to $33.4 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 49.6 million. Net income per diluted share for Q4 2015 is adjusted in the amount of $0.9 million, from $42.5 million to $43.4 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 48.1 million. Product Sales For the twelve months of 2016, product sales were $296.3 million, a decrease of 10% as compared to 2015. The decrease is principally attributable to a 19% reduction in BioThrax sales, including reduced deliveries in 4Q 2016 related to the timing of signing the Company’s follow-on contract with CDC in December 2016. Contract Manufacturing For the twelve months of 2016, revenue from contract manufacturing operations was $49.1 million, an increase of 14% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in fill/finish services from the Company’s Camden facility and an increase in bulk manufacturing services from the Company’s facility in Winnipeg, partially offset by a decrease in contract manufacturing revenue related to the production of an MVA Ebola vaccine candidate in 2015. Contracts and Grants For the twelve months of 2016, contracts and grants revenue was $143.4 million, an increase of 22% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in development funding for the Company’s CIADM program, VIGIV program related to plasma collection, and the NuThrax program related to preparations for a Phase III clinical trial. These increases were offset by lower development funding for the Company’s Anthrasil™ [Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] program related to timing of plasma collection, PreviThrax™ (recombinant protective antigen anthrax vaccine, purified) candidate related to reduced interest by the U.S. government to fund such a program, and Building 55 related to FDA licensure of the facility in August 2016. Cost of Product Sales and Contract Manufacturing For the twelve months of 2016, cost of product sales and contract manufacturing was $131.3 million, an increase of 22% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in the BioThrax cost per dose sold associated with lower production yield, along with increased costs associated with the increase in Other product sales volume, partially offset by a decrease in BioThrax sales to the SNS. Research and Development For the twelve months of 2016, gross R&D expenses were $108.3 million, a decrease of 9% as compared to 2015. The decrease primarily reflects lower contract service costs. For the twelve months of 2016, net R&D was fully funded, resulting in a net contribution from funded development programs of $35.1 million, as compared to a net expense of $1.8 million in 2015. Selling, General and Administrative For the twelve months of 2016, selling, general and administrative expenses were $143.7 million, an increase of 19% as compared to 2015. This increase includes costs associated with restructuring activities at the Company’s Lansing, Michigan site, along with increased professional services to support the Company’s strategic growth initiatives and increased information technology investments. Net Income For the twelve months of 2016, net income was $62.5 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, versus $107.6 million, or $2.36 per diluted share, in 2015. Pursuant to the “if-converted” method, net income per diluted share for the twelve months of 2016 is adjusted in the amount of $4.0 million, from $62.5 million to $66.5 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 49.1 million. Net income from continuing operations per diluted share for the twelve months of 2015 is adjusted in the amount of $3.9 million, from $107.6 million to $111.5 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 47.3 million. (3)  See “Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA” for a definition of terms and a reconciliation table. The Company is targeting the following 2020 financial and operational goals: RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND EBITDA This press release contains two financial measures (Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization)) that are considered “non-GAAP” financial measures under applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered supplemental to and not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company’s definition of these non-GAAP measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others. Adjusted Net Income adjusts for specified items that can be highly variable or difficult to predict, or reflect the non-cash impact of charges resulting from purchase accounting. EBITDA reflects net income excluding the impact of depreciation, amortization, interest expense and provision for income taxes. The Company views these non-GAAP financial measures as a means to facilitate management’s financial and operational decision-making, including evaluation of the Company’s historical operating results and comparison to competitors’ operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company’s operations that, when viewed with GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measure, may provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company’s business. The determination of the amounts that are excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures are a matter of management judgment and depend upon, among other factors, the nature of the underlying expense or income amounts. Because non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of items that will increase or decrease the Company’s reported results of operations, management strongly encourages investors to review the Company’s consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety. The following table provides a reconciliation of the Company’s Statement of Operations for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 on a continuing operations basis to that on a combined basis, which takes into account the impact of the Aptevo-related discontinued operations. Company management will host a conference call at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) today, February 23, 2017, to discuss these financial results. This conference call can be accessed live by telephone or through Emergent’s website: A replay of the call can be accessed on Emergent’s website www.emergentbiosolutions.com under “Investors.” Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a global life sciences company seeking to protect and enhance life by focusing on providing specialty products for civilian and military populations that address accidental, intentional and naturally emerging public health threats. Through our work, we envision protecting and enhancing 50 million lives with our products by 2025. Additional information about the company may be found at emergentbiosolutions.com. Follow us @emergentbiosolu. This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, our financial guidance, and any other statements containing the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "targets," "forecasts," "estimates" and similar expressions in conjunction with, among other things, obtaining a BioThrax procurement contract from BARDA under the Sole Source Notification, discussions of the Company's outlook, financial performance or financial condition, growth strategy, product sales, government development or procurement contracts or awards, government appropriations, manufacturing capabilities, product development, Emergency Use Authorization or other regulatory approvals or expenditures and plans to increase our operational efficiencies and cost structure are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current intentions, beliefs and expectations regarding future events. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be accurate. Investors should realize that if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could differ materially from our expectations. Investors are, therefore, cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and, except as required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events or circumstances. There are a number of important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including our ability to obtain a BioThrax procurement contract from BARDA under the Sole Source Notification; the availability of funding and the exercise of options under our BioThrax and NuThrax contracts; appropriations for the procurement of BioThrax and NuThrax; our ability to secure EUA pre-authorization approval and licensure of NuThrax from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within the anticipated timeframe, if at all; our ability to achieve our planned operational efficiencies and targeted levels of cost savings; availability of funding for our U.S. government grants and contracts; whether the operational, marketing and strategic benefits of the spin-off of our biosciences business can be achieved and the timing of any such benefits; our ability to identify and acquire or in-license products or late-stage product candidates that satisfy our selection criteria; whether anticipated synergies and benefits from an acquisition or in-license are realized within expected time periods, if at all; our ability to utilize our manufacturing facilities and expand our capabilities; our ability and the ability of our contractors and suppliers to maintain compliance with current good manufacturing practices and other regulatory obligations; the results of regulatory inspections; the outcome of the class action lawsuit filed against us and possible other future material legal proceedings; our ability to meet operating and financial restrictions placed on us and our subsidiaries that are contained in our senior credit facility; the rate and degree of market acceptance and clinical utility of our products; the success of our ongoing and planned development programs; the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates; and our commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities and strategy. The foregoing sets forth many, but not all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations in any forward-looking statement. Investors should consider this cautionary statement, as well as the risk factors identified in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, when evaluating our forward-looking statements. (1) See “Net Income from Continuing Operations” for explanation of adjustments to denominator for per diluted share calculation. (1) See “Net Income from Continuing Operations” for explanation of adjustments to denominator for per diluted share calculation.


GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) reported financial results for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2016. (1)  The presentation of Emergent’s financial performance using the “Combined Basis” method includes the impact of the operations associated with the Company’s former biosciences business which was spun-off into a separate publicly traded company, Aptevo Therapeutics Inc., on August 1, 2016. The presentation of Emergent’s financial performance using the “Continuing Operations Basis” method excludes the impact of the operations of Aptevo. (2) See “Reconciliation of Statement of Operations” for a reconciliation of the Company’s Statement of Operations for the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 on a continuing operations basis to that on a combined basis. (3) See “Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA” for a definition of terms and a reconciliation table. Note: The following discussion of Emergent’s year to date and quarter ended December 31, 2016 unaudited, financial performance is on a Continuing Operations Basis. Product Sales For Q4 2016, product sales were $87.5 million, a decrease of 30% as compared to 2015. The decrease is principally attributable to lower BioThrax deliveries under the Company’s new contract with the CDC, signed in December 2016. Contract Manufacturing For Q4 2016, revenue from the Company’s contract manufacturing operations was $16.7 million, an increase of 59% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in fill/finish services at the Company’s Camden facility in Baltimore. Contracts and Grants For Q4 2016, contracts and grants revenue was $47.5 million, an increase of 91% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in development funding for the Company’s Bayview facility in Baltimore designated as a Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) and plasma collection for the Company’s VIGIV® [Vaccinia Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] program. Cost of Product Sales and Contract Manufacturing For Q4 2016, cost of product sales and contract manufacturing was $38.3 million, an increase of 11% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in the BioThrax cost per dose sold associated with lower production yield in the period in which the doses sold were produced, along with increased costs associated with the increase in Other product sales volume, partially offset by a decrease in BioThrax sales to the CDC. Research and Development For Q4 2016, gross research and development (R&D) expenses were $27.1 million, an increase of 7% as compared to 2015. For Q4 2016, net R&D was fully funded, resulting in a net contribution from funded development programs of $20.4 million, as compared to a net expense of $0.5 million in 2015. Net R&D, which is more representative of the Company’s actual out-of-pocket investment in product development, is calculated as gross research and development expenses less contracts and grants revenue. Selling, General and Administrative For Q4 2016, selling, general and administrative expenses were $35.4 million, an increase of 1% as compared to 2015. Net Income For Q4 2016, net income was $32.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, versus $42.5 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, in 2015. For Q4 2016 and 2015, net income per diluted share is computed using the “if-converted” method. This method requires net income to be adjusted to add back interest expense and amortization of debt issuance cost, both net of tax, associated with the Company’s 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021. As a result, net income per diluted share for Q4 2016 is adjusted in the amount of $1.1 million, from $32.3 million to $33.4 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 49.6 million. Net income per diluted share for Q4 2015 is adjusted in the amount of $0.9 million, from $42.5 million to $43.4 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 48.1 million. Product Sales For the twelve months of 2016, product sales were $296.3 million, a decrease of 10% as compared to 2015. The decrease is principally attributable to a 19% reduction in BioThrax sales, including reduced deliveries in 4Q 2016 related to the timing of signing the Company’s follow-on contract with CDC in December 2016. Contract Manufacturing For the twelve months of 2016, revenue from contract manufacturing operations was $49.1 million, an increase of 14% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in fill/finish services from the Company’s Camden facility and an increase in bulk manufacturing services from the Company’s facility in Winnipeg, partially offset by a decrease in contract manufacturing revenue related to the production of an MVA Ebola vaccine candidate in 2015. Contracts and Grants For the twelve months of 2016, contracts and grants revenue was $143.4 million, an increase of 22% as compared to 2015. The increase reflects an increase in development funding for the Company’s CIADM program, VIGIV program related to plasma collection, and the NuThrax program related to preparations for a Phase III clinical trial. These increases were offset by lower development funding for the Company’s Anthrasil™ [Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] program related to timing of plasma collection, PreviThrax™ (recombinant protective antigen anthrax vaccine, purified) candidate related to reduced interest by the U.S. government to fund such a program, and Building 55 related to FDA licensure of the facility in August 2016. Cost of Product Sales and Contract Manufacturing For the twelve months of 2016, cost of product sales and contract manufacturing was $131.3 million, an increase of 22% as compared to 2015. The increase primarily reflects an increase in the BioThrax cost per dose sold associated with lower production yield, along with increased costs associated with the increase in Other product sales volume, partially offset by a decrease in BioThrax sales to the SNS. Research and Development For the twelve months of 2016, gross R&D expenses were $108.3 million, a decrease of 9% as compared to 2015. The decrease primarily reflects lower contract service costs. For the twelve months of 2016, net R&D was fully funded, resulting in a net contribution from funded development programs of $35.1 million, as compared to a net expense of $1.8 million in 2015. Selling, General and Administrative For the twelve months of 2016, selling, general and administrative expenses were $143.7 million, an increase of 19% as compared to 2015. This increase includes costs associated with restructuring activities at the Company’s Lansing, Michigan site, along with increased professional services to support the Company’s strategic growth initiatives and increased information technology investments. Net Income For the twelve months of 2016, net income was $62.5 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, versus $107.6 million, or $2.36 per diluted share, in 2015. Pursuant to the “if-converted” method, net income per diluted share for the twelve months of 2016 is adjusted in the amount of $4.0 million, from $62.5 million to $66.5 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 49.1 million. Net income from continuing operations per diluted share for the twelve months of 2015 is adjusted in the amount of $3.9 million, from $107.6 million to $111.5 million, and diluted shares outstanding were 47.3 million. (3)  See “Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA” for a definition of terms and a reconciliation table. The Company is targeting the following 2020 financial and operational goals: RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND EBITDA This press release contains two financial measures (Adjusted Net Income and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization)) that are considered “non-GAAP” financial measures under applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered supplemental to and not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company’s definition of these non-GAAP measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others. Adjusted Net Income adjusts for specified items that can be highly variable or difficult to predict, or reflect the non-cash impact of charges resulting from purchase accounting. EBITDA reflects net income excluding the impact of depreciation, amortization, interest expense and provision for income taxes. The Company views these non-GAAP financial measures as a means to facilitate management’s financial and operational decision-making, including evaluation of the Company’s historical operating results and comparison to competitors’ operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company’s operations that, when viewed with GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measure, may provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company’s business. The determination of the amounts that are excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures are a matter of management judgment and depend upon, among other factors, the nature of the underlying expense or income amounts. Because non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of items that will increase or decrease the Company’s reported results of operations, management strongly encourages investors to review the Company’s consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety. The following table provides a reconciliation of the Company’s Statement of Operations for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 on a continuing operations basis to that on a combined basis, which takes into account the impact of the Aptevo-related discontinued operations. Company management will host a conference call at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) today, February 23, 2017, to discuss these financial results. This conference call can be accessed live by telephone or through Emergent’s website: A replay of the call can be accessed on Emergent’s website www.emergentbiosolutions.com under “Investors.” Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a global life sciences company seeking to protect and enhance life by focusing on providing specialty products for civilian and military populations that address accidental, intentional and naturally emerging public health threats. Through our work, we envision protecting and enhancing 50 million lives with our products by 2025. Additional information about the company may be found at emergentbiosolutions.com. Follow us @emergentbiosolu. This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, our financial guidance, and any other statements containing the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "targets," "forecasts," "estimates" and similar expressions in conjunction with, among other things, obtaining a BioThrax procurement contract from BARDA under the Sole Source Notification, discussions of the Company's outlook, financial performance or financial condition, growth strategy, product sales, government development or procurement contracts or awards, government appropriations, manufacturing capabilities, product development, Emergency Use Authorization or other regulatory approvals or expenditures and plans to increase our operational efficiencies and cost structure are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current intentions, beliefs and expectations regarding future events. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be accurate. Investors should realize that if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could differ materially from our expectations. Investors are, therefore, cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and, except as required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events or circumstances. There are a number of important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including our ability to obtain a BioThrax procurement contract from BARDA under the Sole Source Notification; the availability of funding and the exercise of options under our BioThrax and NuThrax contracts; appropriations for the procurement of BioThrax and NuThrax; our ability to secure EUA pre-authorization approval and licensure of NuThrax from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within the anticipated timeframe, if at all; our ability to achieve our planned operational efficiencies and targeted levels of cost savings; availability of funding for our U.S. government grants and contracts; whether the operational, marketing and strategic benefits of the spin-off of our biosciences business can be achieved and the timing of any such benefits; our ability to identify and acquire or in-license products or late-stage product candidates that satisfy our selection criteria; whether anticipated synergies and benefits from an acquisition or in-license are realized within expected time periods, if at all; our ability to utilize our manufacturing facilities and expand our capabilities; our ability and the ability of our contractors and suppliers to maintain compliance with current good manufacturing practices and other regulatory obligations; the results of regulatory inspections; the outcome of the class action lawsuit filed against us and possible other future material legal proceedings; our ability to meet operating and financial restrictions placed on us and our subsidiaries that are contained in our senior credit facility; the rate and degree of market acceptance and clinical utility of our products; the success of our ongoing and planned development programs; the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates; and our commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities and strategy. The foregoing sets forth many, but not all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations in any forward-looking statement. Investors should consider this cautionary statement, as well as the risk factors identified in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, when evaluating our forward-looking statements. (1) See “Net Income from Continuing Operations” for explanation of adjustments to denominator for per diluted share calculation. (1) See “Net Income from Continuing Operations” for explanation of adjustments to denominator for per diluted share calculation.


News Article | November 24, 2016
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Pharmaceutical manufacturers and developers of all extents, but chiefly the leading international pharmaceutical companies, now regularly outsource many functions and tasks earlier thought-to-be in-house principal proficiencies. The primary nature of the pharmaceutical industry has transformed as process efficiencies and cost management have become vital for persistence. Outsourcing has developed as an industry trend, and now comprises the full range of corporate activities –from screening and lead identification to toxicology and several other processes like preclinical studies, clinical trials, manufacturing, and marketing at all scales. Pharmaceutical outsourcing has proven effective at deducting infrastructure and operational expenses. However, the pharmaceutical industry during this duration has realized a significant decrease in its new product pipelines due to reduced R&D efforts. This has triggered many organizations to device further internal cut-backs and escalate their outsourcing, as a way to decrease capital and payroll overheads. This economics-driven growth in pharmaceutical outsourcing has, in some ways, contributed to reduced long-term industry efficiency. But even though pharmaceutical outsourcing is eventually demonstrated not to be cost-effective in terms of supporting new product R&D and innovation, outsourcing will carry on to experience growth. Often it is the only alternative accessible to pharmaceutical companies that must adjust to lower profits due to indisposed R&D pipelines and products going off-patent. Global pharmaceutical outsourcing market will endure escalating during the forecast period, but at an increased rate than in the past. Request TOC (desk of content material), Figures and Tables of the report: http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/toc/11686? Improving efficiencies, reducing costs, ensuring business continuity, better access expertise, reducing staff, allowing staff to focus on the core competency, mitigating risk through using specialists count are few of the drivers associated with the  Global pharmaceutical outsourcing market. While the best aspects probable to generate capacity (manufacture) restraints are economics driven, including the inability to hire experienced technical staff, facility constraints, and physical capacity of the equipment. The pharmaceutical outsourcing trend started off with the outsourcing of non-core support functions such as HR finance, and IT. In pharmaceuticals, outsourced contract research and contract manufacturing have become the standard for several pharmaceutical companies. Asian contract research organizations (CROs) and manufacturing organizations (CMOs) compete with their European and North American counterparts in a worldwide pharmaceutical outsourcing marketplace. During the forecast period, pharmaceutical outsourcing market will continue to witness a shift toward developing biopharmaceuticals rather than drugs, as these products offer better profits and protection against ultimate generic competition. Many profitable antibody products and recombinant protein are coming off-patent. Over the forecast period, global pharmaceutical outsourcing market will witness dramatic growth, likely a doubling, in the amount of biopharmaceutical products as bio better, biosimilar, and biogenetic varieties of current products enter world markets. Depending on the geographic region, global pharmaceutical outsourcing market is segmented into five key regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. Considerable of the growth in global pharmaceutical outsourcing market in the previous decade, mostly the rapid and dramatic growth, has occurred in low and middle-income economies, particularly India and China. Moreover low and middle-income economies proposing lower costs, these economies have their own briskly increasing native pharmaceutical industries and markets. Numerous of the leading global pharma companies invest billions in forming their own R&D centers and/or outsourcing to CMOs/CROs in these low and middle-income economies. That has provided a corporate presence and access in these promptly developing markets. Nevertheless, as the wage gap in these emergent economies narrows, employment and other outsourcing costs are growing. In the future, leading global pharma companies will move outsourcing to lesser-developed nations. By the same time, Indian and Chinese firms will shift to providing on advance quality and technology, instead of price. Some of the key players in global pharmaceutical outsourcing market are ABC Laboratories, Aenova, Alkermes plc, Associates of Cape Cod Inc., BioPharma Solutions, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Coldstream Laboratories Inc., Covance Inc., Cytovance Biologics, Inc., Dalton Pharma Services, DPT Laboratories, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Fresenius Kabi, Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM), Halo Pharmaceutical, IGI Laboratories, Lyophilization Technology, Inc., Metrics Inc., Mikart, Inc., Patheon, Inc., Pillar5 Pharma Inc., and Velesco Pharma and several others.


Patent
Emergent BioSolutions | Date: 2015-01-07

Disclosed herein are compounds of Formula I


Patent
Emergent BioSolutions | Date: 2014-07-03

Formulations of anthrax protective antigen are provided that are stable in storage for prolonged periods. Methods of using the formulations to prepare vaccine are also provided. Vaccines comprising the formulations are useful, for example, to protect against anthrax infection.


Patent
Emergent BioSolutions and Public Health England | Date: 2011-10-04

A method is provided for improving the solubility of proteins, for example, bacterial toxins. In one embodiment, solubility is improved by introducing point mutations that replace cysteine residues capable of forming intermolecular disulfide bonds with other amino acid residues that do not form such bonds. By abrogating the ability of the cysteine residues to form inter-molecular disulfide bonds, aggregation of the protein is reduced, thereby improving the solubility of the protein. In another embodiment, solubility of the protein is improved by producing truncated forms of the protein that express the LHN domain and a fragment of the Hc domain. Proteins made according to the method of the invention are useful, for example, as immunodiagnostic agents and vaccine components.


Patent
Public Health England and Emergent BioSolutions | Date: 2012-07-04

A method is provided for improving the solubility of proteins, for example, bacterial toxins. In one embodiment, solubility is improved by introducing point mutations that replace cysteine residues capable of forming intermolecular disulfide bonds with other amino acid residues that do not form such bonds. By abrogating the ability of cysteine residues to form intermolecular disulfide bonds, aggregation of the protein is reduced, thereby improving the solubility of the protein. In another embodiment, solubility of the protein is improved by producing truncated forms of the protein that express the LHN domain and a fragment of the Hc domain. Proteins made according to the method of the invention are useful, for example, as immunodiagnostic agents and vaccine components.


GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) today announced that it has received a task order from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) valued at up to $30.5 million to develop monoclonal antibody therapeutics for viral hemorrhagic fever. This task order will utilize the company’s Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) facility located in Baltimore, Maryland. Using monoclonal antibodies from Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., the company will conduct technology transfer of process materials and information, perform process and analytical method development, execute small-scale production runs, and perform cGMP cell banking leading to cGMP manufacture of bulk drug substance. The task order consists of a 36-month period of performance with a base task order valued at $7.4 million and options that, if executed, will bring the total task order value over three years to up to $30.5 million. “Protecting and enhancing life is at the core of Emergent’s mission, and one of the ways by which we are able to fulfill this mission is in partnership with BARDA as it addresses emerging public health threats,” said Adam Havey, executive vice president and president, biodefense division of Emergent BioSolutions. “Emergent’s CIADM is a great example of a public-private partnership that works towards a shared goal. We look forward to successfully executing this task order in collaboration with all parties involved.” This is the fourth BARDA Task Order awarded to Emergent under the CIADM program. Since its inception in 2012, Emergent’s CIADM facility has been utilized to respond to public health emergencies including Ebola and Zika. This Task Order Number HHSO10033004T under contract HHSO100201200004I is funded by BARDA, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in HHS. About Emergent BioSolutions Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a global life sciences company seeking to protect and enhance life by focusing on providing specialty products for civilian and military populations that address accidental, intentional, and naturally emerging public health threats. Through our work, we envision protecting and enhancing 50 million lives with our products by 2025. Additional information about the company may be found at emergentbiosolutions.com. Follow us @emergentbiosolu. Safe Harbor Statement This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding the exercise of options under the task order, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current intentions, beliefs and expectations regarding future events. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be accurate. Investors should realize that if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could differ materially from our expectations. Investors are, therefore, cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and, except as required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events or circumstances. There are a number of important factors that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including the availability of funding and BARDA’s exercise of options under the task order; the success of the planned development programs; the timing of and ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for the product candidates; and commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities. The foregoing sets forth many, but not all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations in any forward-looking statement. Investors should consider this cautionary statement, as well as the risk factors identified in our periodic reports filed with the SEC, when evaluating our forward-looking statements.

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