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The Wistar Institute and Batavia Biosciences Launch Collaboration to Manufacture and Distribute Wistar’s Rubella Vaccine Globally

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports international collaboration to expand global access to life-saving vaccines PHILADELPHIA — (April 29, 2020) — The Wistar Institute and Batavia Biosciences announce the launch of a strategic collaboration aimed to streamline the clinical grade manufacture and global distribution of Wistar’s rubella vaccine seed stock commonly known as RA…


Collaboration with IAVI on VSV-vector Based Epidemic Preparedness Vaccines

Mutual expertise drives innovations to address supply issues for vaccines for outbreak pathogens NEW YORK — MARCH 5, 2020 — IAVI, a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to addressing urgent, unmet global health challenges, and Batavia Biosciences, a contract development and manufacturing organization focused on delivering sustainable manufacturing solutions in the field of infectious disease…


We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary!

Ten years ago, Christopher Yallop and Menzo Havenga incorporated Batavia Biosciences at the chamber of commerce in the Netherlands. The company started operations on January 1, 2010 at that time with 7 employees (our “magnificent seven”). Today, we are a 100 people strong with operations in the US, Asia, and the Netherlands and we are…


Menzo Havenga wins CEO Today Healthcare Award 2019

We are proud to announce that our CEO, Menzo Havenga, has won the CEO Today Healthcare Award 2019. Menzo is praised for his leading role in the biopharmaceutical medicines development sector and his strive to ensure biopharmaceuticals are affordable and available for all in need. In an interview with CEO Today Magazine, Menzo Havenga commented:…


Batavia Biosciences to manufacture Marburg vaccine for IAVI under $35.7M DTRA grant

Leiden, the Netherlands, Nov 12, 2019 – We are proud to announce that we have partnered with IAVI under an award they have received from the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to develop a VSV-based vaccine against Marburg virus. (Link to IAVI press release) This is the second collaboration between Batavia and IAVI on VSV…


National winner in European Business Awards for 3rd consecutive year

Batavia Biosciences has once again been selected as National Winner in the award category ‘Innovation’ in The European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition. The award to Batavia was granted by a panel of independent judges including senior business leaders, politicians and academics during a fierce competition involving 98 Dutch nominated companies. Menzo Havenga, CEO…


$6.5M grant to take next step towards polio-free world

Leiden, the Netherlands, Sep 16, 2019 – Today, Batavia Biosciences announces it received a grant of $6.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a manufacturing process for a novel oral vaccine against polio virus type 2 strain (nOPV2) to help protect children worldwide from future polio outbreaks. In a collaboration with…


Batavia Biosciences to deploy Horizon Discovery’s CHO cell technology to develop anti-Zika biotherapeutic with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and IDBiologics

Leiden, 3 September 2019 – Today, Batavia Biosciences announced that the company has signed a license agreement to utilize Horizon Discovery’s GS knockout CHO K1 cell line expression system for the development of high yield antibody-expressing cell lines. Initially, Batavia will deploy the system for production of a potent Zika virus neutralizing antibody, working in…


$2.2 million follow-up grant from PATH to support new tools for polio eradication era

Leiden, 4 Jul 2019 – Today, Batavia Biosciences announces it received a follow-up grant of $2.2 million from PATH – a global organization dedicated to health equity – to develop and manufacture novel oral poliovirus vaccines (nOPV). The project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to protect children worldwide from…

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