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LSBC, Icon Genetics in Biomanufacturing Deal with Ukrainian Government

NEW YORK, Dec. 3-Large Scale Biology Corporation and Germany's Icon Genetics have signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government to develop plant-produced pharmaceuticals, LSBC said in a statement today.


The two companies plan to work with Ukrainian scientists to develop transgenic plants that can produce pharmaceutical quality proteins.


The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Seminozhenko, signed a letter of intent with the two companies on November 5th, according to LSBC.


LSBC is developing a biomanufacturing process, Geneware, and claims to have built the world's first commercial scale plant pharmaceutical production center.


Icon Genetics, based in Munich, is working on agricultural biotechnology techniques.

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