Societal CDMO Announces Key New Customer Project Within Automated Fill/Finish and Lyophilization Unit at San Diego Facility

Japanese Biopharmaceutical Company Engages Societal for Formulation, Fill/Finish and Lyophilization Activities to Support Ongoing Clinical Development of Novel Cancer Therapeutic

SAN DIEGO and GAINESVILLE, Ga., June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Societal CDMO, Inc. (“Societal CDMO”; NASD: SCTL), a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) dedicated to solving complex formulation and manufacturing challenges primarily in small molecule therapeutic development, today announced a key new customer project utilizing its automated fill/finish line and lyophilization unit at the company’s San Diego facility. The recently initiated project is focused on formulation development and sterile GMP manufacturing of a lyophilized novel cancer therapeutic for intravenous infusion. Societal has been contracted by an emerging Japan-based biopharmaceutical company to conduct this work in support of the company’s ongoing clinical development of the compound as a potential treatment for solid tumors.

Societal’s aseptic fill/finish suite features a sterile, automated vial filling system with the capability to fill up to 2,000 presterilized vials per hour at a range of volumes. The company’s lyophilization offering incorporates a novel, patented approach to uniformity and instantaneously induces nucleation via pressurization and depressurization. This equipment provides the capacity for lyophilization of approximately 9,000 10 mL vials during each 3-5 day freeze-drying cycle.

“Our decision to add fill/finish and lyophilization capabilities to our suite of CDMO services was driven by the opportunity to unlock an additional revenue source for the company and further our goal of providing end-to-end CDMO services for our customers. With ongoing customer activities moving through our fill/finish and lyophilization unit, we are now directly realizing those important benefits that triggered this strategic service expansion,” said David Enloe, chief executive officer of Societal CDMO. “It is important to note that we are undertaking this project on behalf of a Japan-based biopharma, which we believe is yet another example of a growing interest among ex-U.S. drug developers to conduct critical CDMO activities within the U.S. As such, we expect that having a bi-coastal base of operations in the U.S. will continue to serve as a competitive advantage for Societal.”

About Societal CDMO
Societal CDMO (NASDAQ: SCTL) is a bi-coastal contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with capabilities spanning pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) development to commercial manufacturing and packaging for a wide range of therapeutic dosage forms with a primary focus in the area of small molecules. With an expertise in solving complex manufacturing problems, Societal CDMO is a leading CDMO providing therapeutic development, end-to-end regulatory support, clinical and commercial manufacturing, aseptic fill/finish, lyophilization, packaging and logistics services to the global pharmaceutical market.

In addition to our experience in handling DEA controlled substances and developing and manufacturing modified-release dosage forms, Societal CDMO has the expertise to deliver on our clients’ pharmaceutical development and manufacturing projects, regardless of complexity level. We do all of this in our best-in-class facilities, which total 145,000 square feet, in Gainesville, Georgia and San Diego, California.

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