LOTTE BIOLOGICS – Roche Diagnostics Sign MOU on Enhancing Collaboration in the CDMO Sphere

  • LOTTE BIOLOGICS and Roche Diagnostics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their cooperation in the Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) sector, focusing on enhancing productivity, quality, and technical development for pharmaceutical production.
  • The partnership aims to establish hardware and automation systems, provide technical consulting and equipment support, and facilitate an educational program within LOTTE BIOLOGICS’ Mega Plant Campus, contributing to improved manufacturing efficiency, global client credibility, and enhanced supply network for Roche Diagnostics in the Asian market.


Article Summary 

LOTTE BIOLOGICS and Roche Diagnostics, a division of the Roche Group, have solidified their collaboration in the Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) realm by signing a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement was inked at Roche Diagnostics CustomBiotech Center in Penzberg, and it sets the stage for a cooperative partnership aimed at elevating the productivity and quality of pharmaceutical production at LOTTE BIOLOGICS. The signing event saw the presence of key figures such as Richard Lee, CEO of LOTTE BIOLOGICS; Rainer Mueller, Vice President of Roche Diagnostics CustomBiotech; and Kit Tang, General Manager of Roche Diagnostics Korea.

The core facets of this MOU entail multi-faceted collaborations between the two companies. A central focus lies in the implementation of hardware and automation systems, which will be integrated into the production process design of LOTTE BIOLOGICS’ Mega Plant. This technological initiative aims to enhance operational efficiency and overall product quality. Technical consulting and equipment support are also earmarked, indicating a comprehensive approach to bolstering LOTTE BIOLOGICS’ manufacturing capabilities. Furthermore, the partnership envisions the establishment of an educational program within the Mega Plant Campus. This program aims to facilitate seamless operations within the Bio-Venture Initiative, fostering the growth of potential bio ventures and setting the stage for mutually beneficial technical advancements.

For LOTTE BIOLOGICS, this collaboration with Roche Diagnostics carries a twofold significance. Firstly, it is anticipated to significantly augment the company’s reputation and credibility among potential global clients. The MOU is poised to act as a precursor to solidifying Roche Diagnostics’ supply network across the Asian market, thereby enhancing treatment accessibility for patients on a global scale. Richard Lee, CEO of LOTTE BIOLOGICS, emphasized the strategic nature of this partnership. He envisions the collaboration with Roche Diagnostics, a renowned player in the in vitro diagnostic field, as a means to elevate operational efficiency and product quality at the upcoming Korean Mega Plant. This, in turn, is expected to meet customer needs more effectively and further improve the manufacturing landscape.

Source: Lotte Biologics, 9th Aug 2023