Open Orphan subsidiary hVIVO has inked a 10.4 million pound sterling ($12.3 million) deal with a large, unnamed pharmaceutical company to produce a novel batch of H1N1 influenza challenge virus.
In a challenge trial, healthy patients are deliberately infected with a virus to assess the efficacy and effectiveness of an experimental vaccine.
The deal is the third human challenge contract with this particular client that the company described as a “top 5” pharmaceutical organization.
Open Orphan (LON:ORPH) was founded in 2017, with the goal of rapidly building Europe’s leading pharma services company by a management team with extensive industry and financial expertise. The company comprises of two commercial specialist CRO services businesses (Venn Life Sciences and hVIVO) and is also developing a genomics data platform business (Genomic Health Data).