of the Board
|President and Chief Executive Officer||Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi|
President & General
|A.B. Cruz III|
President, Biodefense Division
|Adam R. Havey|
President and Chief
|W. James Jackson, Ph.D.|
|Robert G. Kramer|
President, Biosciences Division
President and Chief
|Paula M. Lazarich|
President, Corporate Affairs Division
|Revenue||US $312.74 million (2013)|
|Operating income||US $42.8 million (2013)|
|Net income||US $31.13 million (2013)|
|Assets||US $626.63 million (2013)|
|Equity||US $489.61 million (2013)|
|Market capitalization||US $984 million (2014)|
Emergent BioSolutions (NYSE: EBS) 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.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, BioThrax was first made available in 1970. BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed), a vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Following a study by scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on December 19, 2008, Emergent received final FDA licensing for use of BioThrax five doses for intramuscular injection. Later in 2009, Emergent received approval from the FDA to extend the shelf life of its anthrax vaccine from three to four years. BioThrax was approved for distribution in the United States. BioThrax has received marketing approval in India, Singapore and Germany.
The FDA gave BioThrax an "orphan drug" designation in April 2014. The FDA gives that status to drugs that are used to treat rare diseases. BioThrax is the only anthrax vaccine licensed by the FDA.
The main buyer of BioThrax is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC buys BioThrax for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The government uses the SNS to protect the public in the event of a national emergency like a terrorist attack.
- Emergent BioSolutions was founded on September 5, 1998, under the name BioPort. At the time, the Michigan Department of Public Health, though its Michigan Biologics Products Institute, owned an anthrax vaccine manufacturing facility in Lansing, Michigan. BioPort purchased the facility and the rights to manufacture the vaccine for the U.S. military.
- After the September 11, 2001, and the anthrax attacks that followed, Emergent worked with the U.S. government to supply anthrax countermeasures.
- BioPort was renamed Emergent BioSolutions in 2004.
- Between 2003-2014, Emergent acquired several companies and product lines. See Acquisition history box to the right.
- Emergent became a publicly-traded company in 2006, with its stock trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EBS.
- In June 2012, Emergent, along with Novartis and the Texas A&M University System was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as one of the three Centers for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing. The public-private partnership granted Emergent $163 million over eight years to assist in the development of countermeasures for health, nuclear and radiological epidemics. The point of the sites is to produce medical countermeasures in the event of a national pandemic. Emergent's site is located in Maryland. The company expects the site to be operational by the year 2020.
R&D and manufacturing operations
In addition to the anthrax vaccine, Emergent BioSolutions develops and manufactures vaccines and therapeutics for the prevention or treatment of several diseases.
|BAT (Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent (A,B,C,D,E,F,G)-Equine)||Botulism||Exposure to botulinum neurotoxin||Marketed||Therapeutic|
|BioThrax® (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed)||Anthrax||Anthrax||Marketed||Vaccine|
|episil® (Oral Liquid)||Oral wound dressing||Pain associated with oral mucositis||Marketed||Medical device|
|HepaGam B® [Hepatitis B Immune Globulin Intravenous||Hepatitis B||Hepatitis B reinfection after liver transplantation||Marketed||Therapeutic|
|RSDL®||Chemical decontamination||Skin exposure to chemical warfare agents||Marketed||Medical device|
|VIGIV [Vaccinia Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)]||Smallpox||Smallpox vaccine complications||Marketed||Therapeutic|
|VARIZIG® [Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin (Human)]||Chickenpox||Post-exposure prophylaxis of chickenpox||Marketed||Therapeutic|
|WinRho® SDF [Rho(D) Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)]||Blood disorder||Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (autoimmune platelet disorder)||Marketed||Therapeutic|
Emergent runs a charitable giving program called Give Corporate Social Responsibility. The company has given money to the Lansing, Michigan school district. In April 2014, Emergent gave $15,000 to Lansing J. W. Sexton High School for the purchase of equipment for the AP Biology program.
Emergent is also a donor to the "Relentless Tour", an anti-bullying program that tries to raise awareness of autism and the problem of autistic children being bullied.
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