Humanigen Announces Thermo Fisher Partnership to Expand Manufacturing for COVID-19 Therapeutic Candidate Lenzilumab

Humanigen, Inc., (Nasdaq: HGEN) (“Humanigen”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on preventing and treating an immune hyper-response called ‘cytokine storm’ with its lead drug candidate lenzilumab, today announced a strategic collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific, a world leader in serving science, to expand the manufacturing capacity for lenzilumab, currently in a Phase 3 registration study in patients with COVID-19, to support a potential Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

This multi-year manufacturing partnership adds to Humanigen’s large scale commercial production efforts, including recently announced partnerships with Lonza and Catalent, in advance of a potential 2020 EUA and subsequent commercialization of lenzilumab, the company’s proprietary Humaneered® anti-human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) monoclonal antibody. Thermo Fisher will begin the technical transfer of the lenzilumab bulk drug substance process and commercial scale production could begin before the end of this year.

“Manufacturing preparation, precision and expertise are critical as we execute on

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Kansas City Medical Center Breaks Ground For A New Fisher House In Missouri | News

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new Fisher House at the Kansas City VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, is officially under construction. It will be the second Fisher House in the state. Once complete, up to 16 families can stay at the home free of charge on any given night, allowing them to be close to their loved ones at the most stressful time – during hospitalization at the VA medical center.

 

Due to COVID-19, the groundbreaking ceremony was held virtually and can be viewed here. Fisher House Foundation President David A. Coker and Medical Center Director David B. Isaacks, hosted the virtual celebration, and donors and community fundraisers shared their support as well.

A Fisher House creates an instant community for its residents, united by their common mission of supporting a sick or injured loved one, but also will provide individuals

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