LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
Stallergenes Greer plc (the “Company”) (Euronext:STAGR), a biopharmaceutical company specialized in treatments for respiratory allergies, today announced that its subsidiary, Stallergenes SAS (“Stallergenes”) has received a notification from the French Health Authority, l’Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), arising from certain technical problems encountered in the launch of its new IT business operations system.
This notification temporarily suspends the production and distribution of products manufactured at the Antony (France) plant. Stallergenes will also proceed with a withdrawal of products in France according to a risk management plan agreed with the French Health Authority.
This notification follows observations made by the ANSM regarding the implementation of a new IT system aimed at providing upgraded supply and delivery of Stallergenes’ products. The launch of this new IT system has resulted in operational disruptions and some incorrect product deliveries.
Production is expected to resume at the Antony plant when the Stallergenes’ IT system issues have been resolved and all observations made by the ANSM have been satisfactorily addressed.
Fereydoun Firouz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stallergenes Greer said:
“The patients who need our treatments and their physicians are our top priority. Nothing is more important to Stallergenes Greer than ensuring the complete quality, safety and supply of our products. We deeply regret this situation and are working diligently with the authorities in order to resume full supply to the market as quickly as possible. We are confident about the quality of our products produced in Antony and our ability to resolve this technical issue. We expect the impact will be temporary.”
The Company is collaborating fully with the competent Health Authorities with a view to ensuring timely resumption of production and distribution of products at the facility, and will work closely with physicians, patients and regulators to minimize the impact on care and treatment of patients. The timing and extent of the supply constraints are being clarified with the Authorities concerned. The Company will follow up with additional communication as soon as possible.
ABOUT STALLERGENES GREER PLC
Headquartered in London (UK), Stallergenes Greer plc is a global company specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies through the development and commercialization of allergy immunotherapy products and services. Stallergenes Greer plc is the parent company of GREER Laboratories, Inc. (whose registered office is in the U.S.) and Stallergenes S.A.S. (whose registered office is in France).
Name: Stallergenes Greer
ISIN: GB00BZ21RF93 1 - Ticker: STAGR
ICB classification: 4577
Market: Euronext Paris regulated market
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