Johnson Matthey (JM; London, UK) says it has entered into a five-year supply agreement with Sarepta Therapeutics (Andover, Massachusetts), a biopharmaceutical company.
According to the terms of the agreement, JM will continue to provide regulatory starting materials to support Sarepta’s programs for phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer (PMO) and peptide phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer (PPMO), used for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the company says.
JM’s innovator products and solutions business that provides custom development and manufacturing (CDMO) services will produce these synthetic regulatory starting materials at its facilities at West Deptford, New Jersey, and Devens, Massachusetts, using their commercial-scale production trains, the company says.
The new agreement strengthens the relationship between the two companies. “Our collaboration with Sarepta signifies our continued commitment to existing and future PPMO and PMO programs, and Sarepta’s mission of engineering precision medicine for rare, devastating diseases,” says Alex Zahiri, vice president/innovator products and solutions, CDMO business at JM.
By: Sotirios Frantzanas
Source: Chemical Week
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?