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Genedata Expands Partnership with MorphoSys to Support New Antibody Libraries and Developability Assessment

Successful expansion of Genedata Biologics workflow platform to automate and streamline antibody discovery operations at MorphoSys

June 7, 2016
Basel, Switzerland

Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, today announced that Genedata has broadened its relationship with MorphoSys. Under the expanded collaboration, Genedata has successfully implemented new Genedata Biologics™ capabilities to further streamline MorphoSys’ antibody discovery and optimization workflows and to broaden integration with MorphoSys’ latest automation platforms. MorphoSys, partnering with Genedata since 2009, uses the Genedata Biologics platform as the underlying workflow system for their entire partnered and proprietary discovery programs. The platform is used across the full MorphoSys technology portfolio, including the latest phage library technologies Ylanthia®, Slonomics® and the established HuCAL® Platinum and Gold libraries.

“The scale and throughput of our operations necessitated the use of an enterprise workflow platform to manage and streamline the growing number of our discovery programs,” said Dr. Markus Enzelberger, Senior Vice President and Head of Discovery, Alliances and Technologies at MorphoSys. “We made a decision early on to use Genedata Biologics as MorphoSys’ workflow backbone to accelerate our drug discovery efforts and have watched as Genedata Biologics has become the global industry standard for biopharma discovery organizations. We are pleased to see the steady and continuous evolution of the Genedata Biologics platform and how it addresses our consistently emerging new technology and workflow requirements.”

Genedata Biologics is used to support MorphoSys’ discovery operations, covering antibody screening, protein engineering, expression, purification, characterization, and analytics workflows. The platform enables MorphoSys to increase throughput in antibody generation and testing, rapidly analyzing and interpreting all candidate data as a basis for informed decision-making. In particular, it identifies drug candidates with superior developability and manufacturability profiles and guides the simultaneous optimization of their functional, expression, or biophysical properties.

“We appreciate the collaborative approach with Genedata, and their unique expertise in biopharma discovery and process optimization,” continued Dr. Enzelberger.

“We are very proud that MorphoSys, a leader in biopharma R&D innovation, has expanded their usage and application scope of Genedata Biologics. MorphoSys is one of our early partners, and it is a pleasure to see how our relationship has grown over the years,” said Dr. Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata. “Genedata continues to make significant investments in the Genedata Biologics platform to ensure that our partners have access to the most advanced biopharma R&D workflow platform in the industry."

In the last few years, Genedata Biologics has been rapidly adopted by the majority of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. Genedata’s collaborations range from single group installations to large, global, multi-site partnerships and include technology transfer, customizations, project management, training, and roll out and deployment support.

About Genedata

Genedata transforms data into intelligence with innovative software solutions that incorporate extensive biopharma R&D domain knowledge. Multinational biopharmaceutical organizations and cutting-edge biotechs around the globe rely on Genedata to digitalize and automate data-rich and complex R&D processes. From early discovery all the way to the clinic, Genedata solutions help maximize the ROI in R&D expenditure. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Boston, London, Munich, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tokyo.
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We made a decision early on to use Genedata Biologics as MorphoSys’ workflow backbone to accelerate our drug discovery efforts and have watched as Genedata Biologics has become the global industry standard for biopharma discovery organizations

Dr. Markus Enzelberger
Senior Vice President and Head of Discovery, Alliances and Technologies