Selexis SA to Present and Partner at the BIO-Europe 2011 Partnering Conference

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Dr. Igor Fisch to Present in the Discovery Platform Track

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Igor Fisch, PhD, Selexis CEO

Igor Fish, Ph.D., will present, “The next generation designer cell lines as a fully integrated platform for faster clinical development of therapeutic proteins”

Selexis SA announced today the Company’s president and CEO, Igor Fish, Ph.D., will present, “The next generation designer cell lines as a fully integrated platform for faster clinical development of therapeutic proteins” on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM at the BIO-Europe 2011 Partnering Conference being held October 31 – November 2, 2011, at the CCD Congress Center in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Company will be also taking part in the pre-scheduled partnering meetings.

Presentation Abstract:
From discovery to manufacturing, successful biologics development requires robust expression systems. For most protein therapeutics, the manufacturing system of choice is Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. For the past 10 years, Selexis has developed patented technology, proprietary CHO-M cell lines and scale-up processes to produce CHO manufacturing cell lines for clients that routinely achieve expression levels of 2-5 g/L. However, even with these technologies, the CHO cell is remains poorly efficient in the production of certain classes of proteins, such as fusion proteins. Selexis has developed new designer CHO cell lines that have been metabolically engineered to overcome the specific expression bottlenecks associated with difficult-to-express proteins. These next generation designer cell lines are powerful tools that can be implemented at the earliest stage of discovery up to the product manufacturing allowing considerable labor and time saving.

Companies or individuals attending BIO-Europe can schedule meetings with Selexis (registration required) by visiting:

Selexis Partnering Schedule:
Monday, October 31, 2011     13:30 – 18:30
Tuesday, November 1, 2011    13:00 – 17:30
Wednesday, November 2, 2011    13:30 – 16:00

About Selexis SA
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Selexis SA is a global life science company with innovative technologies and world-class expert services for drug discovery, cell line development and scale-up to manufacturing of therapeutic proteins. The Company's SUREtechnology Platform™ is based on Selexis Genetic Elements™ -- novel DNA-based elements that control the dynamic organization of chromatin within all mammalian cells and allow for higher and more stable expression of recombinant proteins. Selexis has generated over 1,300 cell lines being used in a variety of programs from drug discovery to late-stage clinical trials. The Company anticipates three products manufactured from cell lines using the Selexis SUREtechnology Platform™ to be launched in 2012.

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About BIO-Europe 2011
BIO-Europe® is Europe’s largest partnering conference, serving the global biotechnology industry. The conference annually attracts international leaders from biotech, pharma and finance along with the most promising start-ups and emerging companies. It is the “must attend” event for getting business done in the biotech industry.

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