Emergent BioSolutions

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Emergent BioSolutions
Emergent BioSolutions logo
Overview
Type Public company
NYSE EBS
Founded 1998
Headquarters Rockville, Maryland
People
Executive Chairman
of the Board
of Directors
Fuad El-Hibri
President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi
Executive Vice
President & General
Counsel
A.B. Cruz III
Executive Vice
President and
President, Biodefense Division
Adam R. Havey
Senior Vice
President and Chief
Scientific Officer
W. James Jackson, Ph.D.
Executive Vice
President, Corporate
Services Division,
Chief Financial
Officer, Treasurer
Robert G. Kramer
Executive Vice
President and
President, Biosciences Division
Barry Labinger
Senior Vice
President and Chief
Quality Officer
Denise Landry
Senior Vice
President Human
Resources
Paula M. Lazarich
Executive Vice
President and
President, Corporate Affairs Division
Allen Shofe
Financials
Revenue Increase US $312.74 million (2013)
Operating income Increase US $42.8 million (2013)
Net income Increase US $31.13 million (2013)
Assets Increase US $626.63 million (2013)
Equity Increase US $489.61 million (2013)
Market capitalization Increase US $984 million (2014)
Website
Footnotes [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
www.emergentbiosolutions.com

Emergent BioSolutions (NYSEEBS) is a multinational specialty biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. It develops vaccines and antibody therapeutics for infectious diseases, oncology and autoimmune disorders.[9][10]

The company has two divisions: a Biodefense division for medical countermeasures and a Biosciences division to treat infectious disease, autoimmune diseases, and cancer.[2]

Fuad El-Hibri, the founder of the company and former CEO,[11] led the company since its founding as BioPort Inc.[12][13] until his retirement on April 1, 2012.[14][15] He continues to serve as the executive chairman of Emergent BioSolutions’ board of directors.[16] The current CEO is Daniel Abdun-Nabi.

Anthrax vaccine[edit]

Further information: Anthrax vaccine
Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed
Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, BioThrax was first made available in 1970.[17] BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed), a vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.[18] Following a study by scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,[19] on December 19, 2008, Emergent received final FDA licensing for use of BioThrax five doses for intramuscular injection.[20] 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.[21] BioThrax has received marketing approval in India,[22] Singapore[23] and Germany.[24]

The FDA gave BioThrax an "orphan drug" designation in April 2014.[25] The FDA gives that status to drugs that are used to treat rare diseases.[25] BioThrax is the only anthrax vaccine licensed by the FDA.[25]

As of April 2014, Emergent has sold over 66 million doses of BioThrax to the U.S. government.[26] Three million U.S. military personnel have received the BioThrax vaccine.[26]

The main buyer of BioThrax is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).[27] The CDC buys BioThrax for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).[27] The government uses the SNS to protect the public in the event of a national emergency like a terrorist attack.[27]

Company history[edit]

Acquisition history
  • 2003 (2003) – Antex Biologics, Inc.[28]
  • 2005 (2005) – Microscience Ltd.[29]
  • 2006 (2006) – Vivacs GmbH[30]
  • 2008 (2008) – A group of anthrax monoclonal antibodies from Avanir Pharmaceuticals[31]
  • 2008 (2008) – Anthrax vaccine program, patents and processes from VaxGen[32][33]
  • 2010 (2010) – Trubion Pharmaceuticals[34]
  • 2013 (2013) – Healthcare Protective Products Division of Bracco Diagnostics Inc., which includes RSDL decontamination lotion[35][36]
  • 2014 (2014) – Cangene Corporation[37][38]
1998
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.[12][39]
2001
After the September 11, 2001, and the anthrax attacks that followed, Emergent worked with the U.S. government to supply anthrax countermeasures.[28]
2004
BioPort was renamed Emergent BioSolutions in 2004.[40]
2003-2014
Between 2003-2014, Emergent acquired several companies and product lines. See Acquisition history box to the right.
2006
Emergent became a publicly-traded company in 2006, with its stock trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EBS.[28]
2012
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.[41] The point of the sites is to produce medical countermeasures in the event of a national pandemic.[42] Emergent's site is located in Maryland. The company expects the site to be operational by the year 2020.[42]

R&D and manufacturing operations[edit]

Further information: Anthrax vaccine

In addition to the anthrax vaccine, Emergent BioSolutions develops and manufactures vaccines and therapeutics for the prevention or treatment of several diseases.[43]

The following table shows the company's marketed products, as of May 2014:[2][10]

Name Disease/Therapeutic Area Treats Stage Type
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

Corporate social responsibility[edit]

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.[44]

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.[45]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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