Leverkusen, Germany, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biofrontera AG (NASDAQ: BFRA; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: B8F) (the “Company”), an international biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and earlier the European Medicines Agency (EMA), have approved the upscaling of the batch size for the production of Ameluz® to 35 kg from previously 7 kg.
“The approval for a 5-fold increase in batch size ensures a secure supply of Ameluz® to meet the growing demand for Ameluz® in all regions. Scaling the manufacturing process by significantly increasing the batch size also allows for a substantial improvement of our gross margin,” explains Prof. Dr. Hermann Lübbert, CEO of Biofrontera. “We have reached another milestone of operational success, which answers to the overall success story of Ameluz®.”
The FDA-approval is effective January 3, 2019. The FDA defines a batch as a specific quantity of a drug that is intended to have uniform character and quality, within specified limits, and is produced according to a single manufacturing process in the same cycle of manufacture.
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Biofrontera AG is an international biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development and commercialization of a platform of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of dermatological conditions and diseases caused primarily by exposure to sunlight that results in sun damage to the skin. Biofrontera's approved products focus on the treatment in the U.S. and Europe of actinic keratoses, which are skin lesions that can sometimes lead to skin cancer, as well as the treatment of certain forms of basal cell carcinoma in the European Union. American Depositary Shares representing Biofrontera's ordinary shares are listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "BFRA", and Biofrontera's ordinary shares are listed in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (B8F, ISIN: DE0006046113). Information is also available at www.biofrontera.com.
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