On June 18th, 2015 VGXI celebrated the opening of the Advanced Biopharmaceuticals International Center of Support (ABICS) at their facility in The Woodlands, TX. View the video below.
In response to the recent MERS outbreak, the Texas-based clinical manufacturing organization, VGXI has rapidly mobilized in collaboration with the Korean company GeneOne Life sciences to expedite production and Phase I clinical testing of a DNA based MERS vaccine. Link to the recent press release. As a key player in the international effort to develop the vaccine, the leadership of these companies realized a need to support more opportunities for these kinds of collaborative efforts.
On Thursday, June 18th delegates of the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) and leadership for the Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization (KoreaBIO) visited Houston, TX. Recognizing this unique opportunity, VGXI helped to facilitate a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between KoreaBIO and the respective Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI) with the intention to promote increased business connections and relationships between the Texas and Korean biotechnology communities.
Following the signing of the historic MOU, attendees visited the VGXI facility to celebrate the opening of the Advanced Biopharmaceuticals International Center of Support (ABICS). This center will serve as a primary point of contact supporting communications and facilitating interactions for Korean companies seeking business partnerships in the state of Texas.
For more information, contact:
Christy Franco, PhD
Business Development Manager