AstraZeneca, Samsung strike $330 million biologics deal

Sept. 22, 2020

Samsung Biologics and AstraZeneca have entered into a long-term supply agreement, valued at approximately $330.8 million. Under this agreement, Samsung will provide large-scale commercial manufacturing for drug substance in its Plant 3 as well as drug product to support AstraZeneca’s biologics therapeutics, which could be increased to $545.6 million.

According to Samsung, this partnership will enable AstraZeneca to expand its biologics manufacturing capabilities into Asia Pacific. This collaboration agreement is also expected to accelerate Korean bio-health innovation.

Prior to this deal, a LOI signing event was held in June this year at Samsung Biologics’ headquarters in Incheon.

“This long-term partnership with Samsung Biologics strengthens our manufacturing capabilities, and ensures we are well-positioned to continue to deliver our exciting portfolio of new and established biologics medicines to patients with quality, speed and efficiency.” said Pam Cheng, EVP global operations and IT, AstraZeneca.

Read the Samsung Biologics statement