GTC Biotherapeutics becomes rEVO Biologics
GTC Biotherapeutics, Inc., an LFB Group Company, Announces Name Change to rEVO Biologics and Renewed Commitment to Evolving Recombinant Medicine.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass, JANUARY 4, 2013 … GTC Biotherapeutics announced today that it has changed its name to rEVO Biologics. The name change reflects the recent commercial growth of the company, and better aligns with the company’s business strategy of evolving recombinant medicine for the treatment of rare diseases.
« Our company is taking a revolutionary approach to the development of recombinant therapies, as evidenced by our lead product ATryn® Antithrombin (Recombinant) and its remarkable growth over the past year, » stated rEVO Biologics President Yann Echelard, Ph.D. « With this change, our name now reflects that core strength. Our rPRO Technology enables us to maintain all of the advantages that recombinant science offers, but through an entirely different approach. The result is better efficiency, better scalability, better cost control and ultimately better patient access to these innovative therapies. » ATryn® Antithrombin (Recombinant) is the first and only recombinant antithrombin concentrate, and is currently the fastest-growing antithrombin product with market share that has tripled in the last 12 months.
The original GTC Biotherapeutics name dates back to when the company was Genzyme Transgenics Corporation, and a spinoff of Genzyme Corporation. Today, the company is a subsidiary of LFB Biotechnologies S.A., a leading European-based biopharmaceutical group. rEVO Biologics corporate offices are in Framingham, MA, with protein production facilities in Charlton, MA.