Tosoh Bioscience and VERDOT IPS² announce co-marketing agreement

VERDOT Ips² SAS and Tosoh Bioscience announced today that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding whereby the two companies plan on engaging in joint-marketing activities in the Americas and Europe. Combining best-in-class chromatography resins from Tosoh Bioscience and leading-edge column hardware and purification skids from VERDOT® will provide an unmatched technology platform for efficient purification of biomolecules in downstream bioprocessing.

“We are very excited to enter into this agreement with a partner who shares the same core corporate values: professional integrity, dedication to advancing scientific boundaries, and commitment to enhancing customer experience”, said Eric Merlot, Deputy Managing Director at VERDOT Ips². He added, “Both VERDOT Ips² and Tosoh Bioscience have a long history of excellence in the field of process chromatography, recognized by our peers and customers, and together we are able to offer cutting-edge chromatography platform solutions with an unparalleled technical support.”

The chromatography specialists from Tosoh Bioscience and VERDOT Ips² will work together to combine their expertise to tackle the biopharmaceutical industry’s challenges related to production-scale chromatography operation and performance. Dr. Romain Dabre, Product Manager for Process Resins at Tosoh Bioscience GmbH, explained: “Our best-in-class resins together with VERDOT®’s chromatography hardware will enable our customers to develop cost-effective, safe, and efficient methods for the purification of most common biotherapeutics, such as antibody constructs, recombinant proteins, and oligonucleotides.”

According to Sébastien Lefebvre, Customer Applications Expert at VERDOT Ips², this collaboration will allow the two companies to share their experience and knowledge in order to better serve their customers. “Users will thus be able to benefit from advice and good practices to obtain an excellent and reproducible package performance thanks to the unique packing techniques that VERDOT Ips² has offered to the market since the 1990s. Moreover, using the unique functions of the VERDOT® InPlace™ column will minimize the time and the buffer consumption required for packing and unpacking operations, helping to improve the environmental footprint of our customers’ processes”.

Ali Soleymannezhad, Director of Sales and Marketing at Tosoh Bioscience LLC, emphasized the significance of this relationship regarding Tosoh Bioscience’s newly launched hydroxyapatite resin, Ca++Pure-HA®: “For years, VERDOT®’s InPlaceTM chromatography columns have offered an ideal solution for packing, unpacking, and cleaning in place of incompressible ceramic resins. With its unique low-shear slurry valves, InPlaceTM is the perfect hardware solution for effortless and reproducible packing of Ca++Pure-HA®. I’m sure our Ca++Pure-HA® users will be excited to hear about our collaboration with VERDOT® and to have a direct access to a reliable large-scale column packing solution for hydroxyapatite resins.” 

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Tosoh Bioscience GmbH and Tosoh Bioscience LLC provide liquid chromatography products to laboratories and manufacturing plants in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and in the Americas. Tosoh Bioscience offers solutions for research, drug discovery, clinical chemistry, environmental analysis, manufacturing, and other industrial applications. The product portfolio encompasses a comprehensive line of media and prepacked HPLC columns, which are offered for all modes of liquid chromatography, and GPC instruments. 

Both companies are subsidiaries of Tosoh Corporation in Japan, the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises over 100 companies worldwide, a multiethnic workforce of over 12,000 people, and generated sales of ¥822.9 billion (US $7.4 billion at the average rate of ¥100.85 to the U.S. dollar) in fiscal 2018, ended March 31, 2018.




VERDOT Ips², a subsidiary of the French industrial group SPLG, has experienced a strong growth over the past 4 years (chromatography columns and process skids). Pilot and industrial LPLC equipment commercialized under the VERDOT® brand has been present on the world market since the 1990s. VERDOT Ips² has always been faithful to its choice of integrated design and manufacturing in France. VERDOT Ips²’s team is at the origin of many developments to facilitate and secure the use of the technical solutions offered.