Pharmaceutical Development


Erwinase Supply Update

Board Members

At Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) we strive to make high quality medicines for patients and are acutely aware that any interruptions in the supply of Erwinase have serious consequences for patients being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.  As a result, we wish to keep all stakeholders informed of the supply status of Erwinase and commit to do our utmost best to ensure that patients are able to access this life saving product.

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PBL’s Commitment to Erwinase® Supply and Quality

Stoppers & Vials

Over the past two years, PBL has made significant improvements to its operations and has been consistently manufacturing its life-saving product Erwinase® on schedule and to specification.

PBL is committed to providing this medicine for patients who need it.  PBL is confident in the consistent high quality of Erwinase® which is released by Qualified Persons, independently reviewed and continues to make batches available for collection on a regular basis.

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PBL Licenses Erwinase to Clinigen

3000 l fermentation hall

PBL announces that it has signed an exclusive, worldwide licensing agreement with Clinigen Group plc (“Clinigen”) for the distribution of Erwinase®/ Erwinaze® (“Erwinase”), the Company’s life-saving treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a cancer of the blood predominantly affecting children. The agreement will become effective from January 1st 2021.

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Erwinase® sales in 2019 exceed $177 million

Erwinase fermentation

Porton Biopharma Limited (“PBL”), the UK biopharmaceutical, development and manufacturing company, notes yesterday’s full year financial results announcement from Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC, which confirmed that Erwinase®, the Company’s life-saving cancer treatment, recorded sales of more than $177 million in 2019, up 2%.

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PBL supports winning iGEM team

winning iGEM team

PBL is proud to have provided support to a team of undergraduate students from Nottingham University who won a Gold Medal at this years international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition.

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PBL gains approval to advance next generation anthrax vaccine to Phase 1 clinical trial

Clinical trial medic

Porton Biopharma Ltd (PBL) has today announced that it has signed a modification to its contract (HHSN272201600045C) with the US National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to advance a next generation intra-nasal anthrax vaccine into the clinical-trial phase. The contract modification is worth US $4.5 million and follows approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the investigational new drug (IND) application

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