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CMAB Biopharma and Laekna Therapeutics Enter Strategic Agreement for LAE005 Global Development and Commercialization Partnership

SUZHOU, China, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CMAB Biopharma (Suzhou) Inc. (“CMAB”), and Laekna Therapeutics Shanghai Co., Ltd. (“Laekna Therapeutics”), today announced a strategic collaboration agreement in Suzhou BioBAY for speedup of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor (ICI) drug candidate to the clinical trial and future commercialization.

According to the agreement, CMAB will provide a full spectrum of CMC services based on the recognized global quality standards for Laekna Therapeutics’ anti-PD-L1 antibody (LAE005). Services to be provided by CMAB include technology transfer, process development, GMP clinical drug substance and drug product manufacturing to support IND filing in China and in the US. These services will facilitate the global development and future commercialization of LAE005.

Laekna Therapeutics is a biotechnology innovation company focusing on the research and development of new generation of small molecules for target therapy and antibodies in the field of oncology and liver diseases. In February 2020, Laekna

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Biometric payment cards enter the spotlight as European spending habits shift

Biometric cards have garnered more attention in recent times through various trials, but the coronavirus pandemic looks set to accelerate their adoption with a series of major card issuers beginning to roll out the technology.

In France, BNP Paribas is preparing to make 10,000 to 15,000 biometric cards available for the first time this fall, in partnership with Visa and Swedish fintech Fingerprint Cards, which integrates fingerprint sensor technology into a payment smart card. Crédit Agricole is following suit, with plans in place to launch biometric cards at three regional banks by the end of 2020.

“We see momentum in the market,” said Michel Roig, senior vice president of business line payments and access at Fingerprint Cards. “To date, 21 dual-interface biometric payment card market trials have been conducted in the world, and the feedback has in general been very good. People find biometric cards to be convenient, secure and

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