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Company Profile

Henlius (2696.HK) is a global biopharmaceutical company with the vision to offer high-quality, affordable and innovative biologic medicines for patients worldwide with a focus on oncology and autoimmune diseases. Since its inception in 2010, Henlius has built an integrated biopharmaceutical platform with core capabilities of high-efficiency and innovation embedded throughout the whole product life cycle including R&D, manufacturing and commercialisation. It has three R&D facilities in Shanghai, Taipei and California and a Shanghai-based manufacturing facility certificated by China and the European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

The co-founders, Dr. Scott Liu and Dr. Wei Dong Jiang, each possesses over 20 years of hands-on experience in developing therapeutic drugs and holds leadership positions in R&D, manufacturing and quality management at world-renowned international biopharmaceutical companies. Inspired by the vision and attracted by the corporate culture, a team of highly-skilled talents are thus assembled with extensive experience across drug development, CMC, plant design, pharmaceutical production management, quality and compliance, clinical development, regulatory affairs, commercialisation and finance at leading multinational pharmaceutical companies. 

Henlius established the first manufacturing facility featuring the core technology of single-use bioreactors in Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Technology Park in 2016. The facility has passed the multiple on-site inspections conducted by the EU QP and was certificated by China and the EU GMP. In December 2017, Henlius concluded an official agreement with the People's Government of Songjiang, Shanghai, to locate the second manufacturing facility in Songjiang. Covering 130,000 square meters and located in the Western Technology Park of National-level Shanghai Songjiang Economic & Technological Development Zone, Songjiang Manufacturing Facility is expected to manufacture 20-30 products and to become a large-scale biologic medicine manufacturing facility in China when fully operated. It strictly follows international GMP standards, adopts new technologies to ensure quality and reduce cost, meets the international level of biomedical automation, informatization, and intelligence (Pharmaceutical Industry 4.0) and features low carbon, energy conservation and eco-protection.

Henlius has pro-actively built a diversified and high-quality product pipeline covering over 20 innovative monocolonal antibodies (mAb) and has continued to explore immuno-oncology combination therapies with proprietary HLX10 (anti-PD-1 mAb) as backbone. Up to date, in addition to汉利康 (HLX01, rituximab) launched commercially and two products (HLX02 trastuzumab and HLX03 adalimumab) under New Drug Application (NDA) review to be potentially launched within 2020, Henlius has conducted over 20 clinical studies for 10 products and 8 combination therapies worldwide. Products have been licensed out to nearly 100 countries and regions. Moreover, the business partner Accord submitted a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for HLX02 to European Medicines Agency (EMA). In May 2020, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of EMA has adopted a positive opinion on the MAA for HLX02, which is expected to become the first China-manufactured biosimialr to be launched in the EU markets. 


Up to Now

In addition to one product launched commercially, two products under NDA review and one product under EMA review, Henlius has conducted over 20 clinical studies for 10 products and 8 combination therapies worldwide. HLX01 (汉利康®,rituximab injection), the first product of Henlius, has been granted approval by the NMPA as the first approved biosimilar in China, which also makes it the first commercially launched monoclonal antibody biosimilar in accordance with Technical Guidelines for the Development and Evaluation of Biosimilars (Tentative).


Company Milestone
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • Ministry of Health "National Major New Drug Research & Development Project in the 13th Five-year Plan"
  • The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion on the Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection)
  • Granted the EU GMP Certificate for HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection)
  • 汉利康®, HLX01 (rituximab injection) granted the approval for Supplemental Drug Application for new indications and new dosage forms of 500mg/50ml/bottle, as well as the addition of 2,000L production scale
  • Entering into an exclusive license agreement with Mabxience, a global biotechnology company, to develop HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection) in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay
  • The Phase 3 study of HLX04 (bevacizumab biosimilar) in metastatic colorectal cancer met primary endpoint
  • HLX07 (innovative anti-EGFR mAb) demonstrated favorable safety and tolerability profile in its Phase 1 clinical study
  • First patient dosed in the 8th PD-1 immuo-oncology combination therapy 
  • HLX11 (pertuzumab biosimilar), HLX13 (ipilimumab biosimilar) and HLX14 (denosumab biosimilar) IND approvals; HLX56 (innovative anti-DR4 mAb) clinical approval in Taiwan China
  • Entering into a cooperation agreement with Sanyou Biopharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (“Sanyou Bio”) and Shanghai ZJ Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. (“ZJ Bio-Tech”) in relation to the cooperation to develop fully human antibody drug for COVID-19
  • Entering into an Amendment to the original licence agreement with Accord Healthcare, pursuant to which licences will be granted for new dosage forms of HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection)
  • The compiling of the first popular science book on biosimilar in China initiated by the Company
  • HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection) passed GMP compliance on-site inspection  
  • 汉利康®, HLX01 (rituximab injection) approved as the first biosimilar in China and granted the Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices for Pharmaceutical Products, People’s Republic of China
  • Listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code: 2696.HK
  • The construction of Songjiang Manufacturing Facility began
  • KG Bio, a holding subsidiary to Kalbe Farma, one of the largest publicly-listed pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia, granted the exclusive rights to develop and commercialise HLX10 (anti-PD-1 mAb) in 10 Southeast Asia countries
  • HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection)  NDA accepted and assigned to priority review list in China and MAA accepted for review in Europe
  • "Global + Combo" strategy in immuno-oncology combination therapy built to utilize proprietary anti-PD-1 mAb (HLX10) as backbone plus other products with global multi-centre clinical trials conducted worldwide
  • HLX03 (adalimumab injection)  NDA accepted and assigned to priority review list; Phase 3 clinical trial completed
  • HLX22 (anti-HER-2 mAb) IND approval for gastric cancer and breast cancer; first patient dosed in Phase 1 clinical trial
  • HLX55 (anti-c-MET mAb) granted clinical trial approval in Taiwan China and Mainland China 
  • HLX11 (pertuzumab biosimilar) IND under review by the NMPA
  • HLX04 (bevacizumab biosimilar) IND approvals for two ocular diseases
  • HLX10 (anti-PD-1 mAb) + HLX07 (anti-EGFR mAb)  ( the second domestic dual mAbs combination therapy) IND approvals for recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
  • Scientific Advisory Board established with four world-renowned scientists and experts joining in the Company
  • Two projects got initiated and sponsored by "National Major New Drug Research & Development Project in the 13th Five-year Plan"
  • Licence and commercialisation agreements concluded with multiple international partners, including Accord Healthcare, one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies from the UK, Cipla, a top international pharmaceutical company and Biosidus, a biopharmaceutical pioneer from Argentina
  • Exclusive licence agreement concluded with AbClon from Korea to globally develop and commercialise its proprietary antibody AC101
  • Series B capital increase of about ¥1.259 billion and Series C capital increase of about $156.5 million completed successively
  •  A Phase 3 clinical trial for rheumatoid arthritis initiated for HLX01 (rituximab injection)
  • The first China-developed mAb combination therapy HLX10 (anti-PD-1 mAb) + HLX04 (bevacizumab biosimilar) IND approval for solid tumors in China
  • HLX20 (anti-PD-L1 mAb) IND approval for solid tumors in Australia and Mainland China 
  • A Phase 1b/2 clinical trial for HLX07 (anti-EGFR mAb) initiated in Mainland China
  • HLX06 (anti-VEGFR-2 mAb) and HLX10 (anti-PD-1 mAb) IND approvals for solid tumors in Mainland China
  • HLX12 (ramucirumab biosimilar)  IND approval for late-stage gastric cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer and metastatic colorectal cancer in China
  • HLX01 (rituximab injection) granted Drug Manufacturing Certificate and its NDA accepted for review
  • A global, multi-centre Phase 3 clinical trial in Ukraine, Poland, and the Philippines initiated for HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection)
  • A Phase 3 clinical trial initiated for HLX03 (adalimumab injection) for psoriasis
  • HLX06 (anti-VEGFR-2 mAb) and HLX10 (anti-PD-1 mAb) IND approvals for solid tumors in the US and Taiwan China
  • Shanghai Henlius Biologics Co., Ltd. founded in Shanghai
  • Official agreement concluded with People's Government of Songjiang to locate the second manufacturing facility in Songjiang, Shanghai
  • The construction of Xuhui Manufacturing Facility in Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Technology Park completed
  • HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection) IND approval for gastric cancer
  • HLX04 (bevacizumab biosimilar) IND approval for non-small cell lung cancer
  • HLX05 (cetuximab biosimilar) IND approval for metastatic colorectal cancer and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
  • HLX07 (anti-EGFR mAb) IND approval for solid tumors in Taiwan China, Mainland China and the US
  • HLX04 (bevacizumab biosimilar) IND application filed for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in China
  • HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection) IND approval for breast cancer in China
  • HLX03 (adalimumab injection)  IND approval for rheumatoid arthritis in China
  • HLX04 (bevacizumab biosimilar) IND approval for metastatic colorectal cancer in China
  • HLX07 (anti-EGFR mAb) IND application filed for solid tumours in China
  • HLX04 (bevacizumab biosimilar) IND application filed for metastatic colorectal cancer in China
  • HLX01 (rituximab injection) IND approval for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in China
  • The Company's first "National Major New Drug Research & Development Project in the 12th Five-year Plan" passed the inspection
  • HLX03 (adalimumab injection) IND application filed for rheumatoid arthritis in China
  • The Company's second Ministry of Health "National Major New Durg Research & Development Project in the 12th Five-year Plan of China"
  • HLX02 (trastuzumab for injection) IND application filed for breast cancer in China
  • The Company's first Ministry of Health "National Major New Drug Research & Development Project in the 12th Five-year Plan of China"
  • HLX01 (rituximab injection) IND application filed for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in China
  • Shanghai Henlius Biotech, Inc. founded