高度临床相关性的全新非酒精脂肪性肝炎动物模型同时缩短实验周期

(圣地亚哥, 2020年5月25日) – 保诺科技有限公司作为一家引领新药研发服务的科技公司今天宣布了两个新的非酒精脂肪性肝炎临床前疾病模型推向市场,这两个非酒精脂肪性肝炎疾病模型包括小鼠和仓鼠两个种属,诱导时间为2到3个月,与疾病的临床进展高度吻合,表现出非酒精脂肪性肝炎的所有疾病特征,使得新药研发人员可以评价广泛的药物靶点,包括代谢,炎症和纤维化相关的信号通路。

非酒精脂肪肝进展为非酒精脂肪性肝炎,是引发引肝功能衰竭的主要原因,很可能5年内需要进行肝脏移植。尽管发病率很高,但是目前还没有FDA认证的治疗药物,治疗需求远远没有得到满足。生物制药公司大量投入到非酒精脂肪性肝炎的药物研发,然而,由于目前临床前疾病模型仍不能准确地模拟非酒精脂肪性肝炎发病机理的复杂性且模型诱导周期特别长,严重阻碍了药物研发的进程。

“我们新开发的非酒精脂肪性肝炎模型是一个高度临床可转化的评估系统,同时能够显著缩短实验周期,是非酒精脂肪性肝炎药物开发的重大进展。”保诺科技生物部高级副总裁李翔博士讲到,“这些小鼠和仓鼠模型将增强我们现有的非酒精脂肪性肝炎评估平台,能够为我们的生物制药合作伙伴提供更全面的动物模型,解决他们的不同需求。”

保诺科技新的小鼠非酒精脂肪性肝炎是通过高脂饮食饲养一段时间,然后转为某些成分调整后的高脂饲料喂养诱导的模型。相对于其他高脂饲料诱导的模型24周的诱导时间,此模型动物治疗前的诱导时间仅为16周,也可以缩短至12周。

保诺科技新的仓鼠模型通过喂养高脂肪,高胆固醇以及高糖的饲料来诱导。与其他动物模型相比较,高脂高胆固醇高糖诱导的仓鼠模型,诱导时间仅为8-12周,且肝脏纤维化程度更高。仓鼠模型的另一个显著优点是,其脂类的代谢机制与人更加接近,使得它非常适用于那些针对在小鼠模型中缺失的药物靶点。

此小鼠和仓鼠模型,其组织学和生物标记物都表现出与临床指标类似的疾病表型和评分,包括脂肪变性、肝细胞气球样变、炎症发生和纤维化。与人非酒精脂肪性肝炎相似,代谢指征相关的胰岛素、血糖、胆固醇、甘油三酯以及游离脂肪酸达到肥胖标志的水平。

除了推出的两个新的模型,保诺科技还有3个其他的非酒精脂肪性肝炎模型可以满足客户的不同需求。这些模型包括:AMLN食物诱导,AMLN加CCL4化合物诱导以及低胆碱饲料诱导模型。

 

关于保诺科技

保诺科技是一家安宏资本投资组合公司,也是全球领先的生命科学研发组织。专业为生物制药客户和伙伴提供完整的一体化药物研发服务,包括从靶标识别到新药临床实验申报,再到临床试验药品的GMP生产。保诺科技在大小分子发现、研发和放大领域具备深厚的专业治疗背景,加之独有的技术平台,提高不溶性化合物的生物利用度。公司在全球设有4个办事处: 总部设在美国加州圣地亚哥,在中国的北京、上海和江苏设有3个主要办事处。保诺科技大中国区和美国团队能够提供全球性和无缝运营的优势,帮助生物制药伙伴大幅加快先导化合物发现项目和去风险研发项目,取得更有价值的成果。

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安宏资本成立于1984年,是全球最大和最有经验的全球私募股权投资者之一。该公司已在41个国家/地区进行了350项私募股权投资交易。截至2019年9月30日,该公司管理的资产达到566亿美元。安宏资本在北美,欧洲,拉丁美洲和亚洲的12个国家设有15个办事处,建立了一支超过200多名投资专业人员组成的全球整合团队。该公司专注于五个核心领域的投资:包括商业和金融服务,医疗保健,工业,零售,消费和休闲以及技术,媒体和电信。在致力于国际投资35年后,安宏资本继续专注于与管理团队合作,为其投资组合公司带来持续的收入和利润增长。

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David Preston
David Preston

Chairman

David Preston has had 38 years of healthcare experience with publicky Traded and Private companies in the fields of Phammaceuticals, Animal Health and Biotechnology as a Board Member. The last 30 years of his xperience has been in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong building successful igh growth businesses. David Has been Chaiman and CEO for Greater China for Sanofi and Boehringer – Ingelheim as well as the Janssen Corporation since 1991 in China. During this time he build high Growth ousinesses in China through diversified strategies in Innovative Pharmaceuticals. branded Generics. Biotechnology. and Animal Healthcare.

Key highlights in this period indluded building of the first Westem Multinational Biotechnoloqy C.M.O. facility as well as obtaining the first Test CM.OJ MAHI license. Establishment of a number of High tech Vaccine Plants, and R and D facilities in in the field of Animal Health. Signing and development of numerous JV’s as well as Wholly owned Subsidiaries. Mergers and Acquisitions across Phamaceutical’s. Animal Health. and Biotechnology industries

David’s achievement’s in the Healthcare industry and it Growth and development in China is widely recognized By the Chinese Govemnment and the City of Shanghai In 2013 he was awarded the Silver Magnolia ollowed in 2015 the Gold Magnolia award. This was then followed by being awarded in 2017 the Honorary Citizen of Shanghai by 40th People’s Municipal Congress of Shanghai. David Holds a Business Science Degree

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Filippo
Filippo de Vecchi

Director, Advent Partner

Filippo de Vecchi joined Advent in February 2000. He started in the Advent São Paulo office, then moved to Milan in 2002, in 2012 set up the Advent office in Shanghai and in 2016 set up the Hong Kong office. Before joining Advent, he was a senior consultant with Value Partners, in São Paulo and Milan, focusing on strategy and organization in the automotive, energy, cable and media sectors. He began his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co., working as an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions department in London and New York. Filippo holds an undergraduate degree cum laude in Economics, with a major in Business Administration, from the LUISS University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Overseers.

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Andrew Li
Andrew Li

Director, Advent Partner

Andrew Li joined Advent in 2012. He previously worked at Warburg Pincus, HSBC PE, Solera Capital and Credit Suisse where he focused on the retail and consumer, healthcare, industrial, and energy sectors. Andrew has worked in finance and private equity throughout the U.S. and China since 1999. Andrew holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.    

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Michael Miltenberger
Michael Miltenberger

Director, Advent Partner

Michael Miltenberger  joined Advent in 2011 as an associate on the healthcare team. Following business school, he rejoined Advent’s Boston office, focusing on healthcare investments. Prior to Advent, Michael was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in their Washington DC office, serving a range of healthcare and private equity clients. Michael earned a BA, cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, graduating with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar and a Harvey Fellow.

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Masood Tayebi
Masood Tayebi, PhD

Director, Operating Partner

Dr. Masood Tayebi is the Founder of BioDuro. He currently serves as CEO of a nationwide real estate portfolio and is a Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Bridgewest Group. Prior to BioDuro, Dr. Tayebi was Co-Founder and Chairman of Wireless Facilities, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFI), a global leader in telecommunications outsourcing.

Achievements
  • Co-Founder of Wireless Facilities, Inc.

  • Co-Founder of BioAtla, LLC

  • Recipient of the Ernst and Young 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year award in San Diego

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Kewen Jin
Kewen Jin, PhD

Director, Operating Partner

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Amit patel
Amit Patel

Director, Operating Partner

Amit Patel has twenty years of healthcare industry experience with publicly-traded, private equity-backed, and start-up companies in the capacity of executive, board member, advisor, and investor.  He is currently Executive Chairman of Azurity Pharmaceuticals (a NovaQuest Capital Management portfolio company) and a board member at BioDuro (Advent International portfolio company), Tergus Pharma (Great Point Partners portfolio company) and Calyptus Pharma.  Recently, Amit was SVP & President of Dosage Form Solutions at Capsugel, a KKR portfolio company (purchased from Pfizer in 2011 and sold to Lonza in 2017).   

Prior to Capsugel, he worked at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. as EVP & Head of North America, and SVP & Head of Global Corporate Development & Strategic Planning. Earlier, Amit was VP of Corporate Development at CTIS, Inc., and Co-founder & CEO of MedOnTime, Inc. (acquired by CTIS).  He started his career as a strategy consultant with Marakon Associates. Amit holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, a B.S. degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A.S. degree in Systems Engineering from the Moore School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania.

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Haijun Dong
Haijun Dong

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Haijun Dong currently serves as global CEO of BioDuro-Sundia. He previously was CEO for over 5 years at PharmaBlock Sciences Inc., a public company listed in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (300725.SZ). The positions he held prior to PharmaBlock includes, among others, Senior Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in Ridgefield, Connecticut; Senior Principal Scientist at Roche in Nutley, New Jersey; Head of DMPK and Drug Safety at Roche China R&D Company in Shanghai; Chief Operating Officer of Eli Lilly China R&D Center in Shanghai.

Dr. Dong received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and MBA from China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. 

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Teo Nee Chuan
Teo Nee Chuan

Chief Financial Officer

Teo Nee Chuan joined us in May 2021 as chief financial officer. Prior to joining us, he was chief financial officer of Huazhu Group from November 2015 to May 2021, and was the chief financial officer for Rnomac International Limited, from November 2011 to August 2015. Mr. Teo worked in DDB Greater China Group, was appointed as the chief financial officer in September 2009, and was additionally appointed as the director of operations in January 2011. He previously served in Focus Media Group and was appointed as the financial deputy director in June 2007. Prior to that, from September 1994 to May 2007, Mr. Teo worked at Ernst & Young and Ernst & Young Business Services Ltd. in various positions in Kuala Lumpur and Toronto, including as a senior manager in the Transaction Advisory Services. Mr. Teo has been an independent director of 111, Inc. (a company listed on the NASDAQ, ticker symbol: YI) since September 2018. Mr. Teo received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Financial Analysis degree from The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom in July 1994. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant in the United Kingdom, who has obtained his qualification in July 1998 from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and Hong Kong, who has obtained his qualification from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in May 2002 and Hong Kong Society of Accountants in October 2003, respectively.

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TJ
TJ Deng, PhD

President, Discovery

Dr TJ Deng joined BioDuro in the initial stages of the company and helped BioDuro grow to an industry leading discovery services organization. He established and managed several scientific departments, including DMPK, before transitioning to a leader of the business and operations functions. Prior to joining BioDuro, Dr. Deng spent six years at PPD, in positions with increasing responsibilities from scientist to scientific manager.

Achievements

 

 

  • Developed the extractable/leachable capabilities at PPD
  • 18 years industry experience

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Kent Payne
Kent M. Payne, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Kent is distinguished as a business operator and leader in areas of sales, commercial manufacturing and product development. He has extensive executive experience in M&A as well as successfully running, start up, growth and turn around businesses. This includes both Fortune 500 and Private Equity environments. He combines strong business leadership, successful P&L track record, and technical background to strategically lead and grow enterprise value across Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical market segments. He has successfully led the geographic expansion of businesses into Europe, Asia, and South America in addition to the United States.  He currently serves as CEO for BioDuro-Sundia, LLC (an Advent International company). He also currently serves as a board member for Goodwin Biotechnologies (a Signet Healthcare company). 

Prior Roles

  • President, Global CMC Solutions BioDuro-Sundia, a global
    CRDMO
  • CEO Socorro Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a generic pharmaceutical
    company
  • President Americas, Qualicaps Inc.(a Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings subsidiary)
  • Principal Consultant and Partner at CoreFactor LLC, providing executive strategic, licensing and operational advisory services to clients.
  • Vice President/General Manager Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc. (a Blackstone Group company formed in 2007, formerly part of Cardinal Health)
  • Progressive leadership responsibility at: Novartis, Monsanto and G.D. Searle.  

Prior Brand Position

  • Board Advisor Vitruvias Therapeutics
  • Board Member Qualicaps, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of
    Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings)
  • Board member Technophar, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of
    Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings)
  • Board Advisor, Corporate Strategy Office, Life Science Institute
    Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings)
  • Non-executive Chair and Board Member PDS Biotechnology·        (PDSB: NASDAQ)

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John Phillips
John Phillips

Vice President, Business Development (US & EU)

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Achievements

 

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Roy Xu
Roy Xu

Chief Strategy Officer

Roy has over 25 years of healthcare industry experience.  He started his career as an orthopedic surgeon.  Roy joined Eli Lilly as a sales rep in 1997.  Since then he has had various roles in market research, business intelligence, BU head, strategy, regional general management, business development etc., both at Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim (BI).  Roy also spent more than two years in Germany where he was BI’s Director of Corporate Business and Enabling Strategy.

Roy obtained a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine at Zhejiang Traditional Chinese Medicine University, and an MBA from Zhejiang University.

Achievements

 

  • 25 years of healthcare industry experience including Eli Lily and Boehringer Ingelheim. 
  • Former Director of Corporate Business & Enabling Strategy at oehringer Ingelheim in Germany.

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San Diego

San Diego - BioDuro-Sundia

Our San Diego site is our corporate headquarters. The facility is home to BioDuro-Sundia’s drug product development technologies and has 9 GMP clean rooms. Development and manufacturing operations are conducted for projects up to Phase III clinical trials.

Size: 44,000 sq. ft.
Featured capabilites: Tableting, Coating, Hot Melt Extrusion, Spray Dried Dispersion

11011 Torreyana Rd.
San Diego
CA 92121
United States

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Beijing

BioDuro Beijing

Operating since 2006, our Beijing site is home to BioDuro-Sundia’s first wet chemistry operations. With 300 regular fume hoods and 18 scale-up chemistry hoods the Beijing facility houses most of BioDuro’s chemistry operations, while also hosting labs for biology and monoclonal antibody discovery.

Size: 100,000 sq. ft. 
Featured capabilities: Radioactivity Lab, Monoclonal Antibody Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry

No. 29 Life Science Park Road
Changping District Beijing,
102206
P.R. China

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Shanghai-Waigaoqiao

BioDuro- Shanghai Facility

Established in 2012, BioDuro-Sundia’s Shanghai facility has been growing with its departments. The cutting edge facility contains labs for ADME, bioanalysis, in vitro assays and translational research. The site includes a 18,000 sq. ft vivarium and 20,000 sq. ft of office space.

Size: 92,000 sq. ft.
Featured capabilities: Scale-up Chemistry, Discovery Biology, DMPK, In Vivo Pharmacology

No. 233 North Fu Te Road
Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone
Shanghai, 200131
P.R. China

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Cathy Yen
Cathy Yen

Director, Operating Partner

Cathy joined the Board of Directors of BioDuro-Sundia in 2020, with the Advent-led acquisition of Sundia and creation of BioDuro-Sundia. Prior to that, she was Chairman of the Board at Sundia Meditech Group, where she was the key architect of Sundia’s strategic vision and growth. Under her leadership, Sundia solidified its position as one of the leading pre-clinical CROs in China.

Prior to Sundia, Cathy had a distinguished career as a seasoned venture capitalist, having led numerous investments in high-growth companies in Asia. Cathy served as a Partner of AsiaVest Partners, TCW/YFY Ltd., a global venture capital firm, for over a decade, Vice President at Global Financial Services, Vice President at Crimson Ventures/Chinatrust Bank and Senior Manager at Fortune Capital. She brings over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, strategic planning and private equity investments. 

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Wuxi

Wuxi - BioDuro

Established in 2019, BioDuro-Sundia’s fully integrated discovery facility located at the heart of Jiangsu Wuxi Life Science & Technology Industrial Park with plans of growing staff to 1000+ scientists.

Size: 300,000 sq. ft.
Featured capabilities:
Discovery Chemistry & Biologics, Biology, DMPK, Pharmacology, CMC Services

no.1699,Huishan avenue
Huishan Economic 
Development Zone,Wuxi
P.R. China

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Hebei

Hebei - Sundia

Established in 2011, this pilot plant this handles mg to kg scale up.

Size: 45,208 sq. ft.

Featured capabilities: SFFS Chemistry: mg to kg scale up
(150 hood)

238 Changjiang Road
Shijiazhuang,
Hebei province
P.R. China

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Taiwan,China

Taiwan Sundia

Our site in Taiwan, China supports Discovery Biology and Chemistry.

Size: 3,352sq.ft.
Featured capabilities: Chemistry;Biology

7F, No. 107, Sec. 4
Ren Ai Road,
Da-an District,
Taipei, Taiwan, China

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