- Celularity has been advised by the Tamer Group to expect at least $60 million to $80 million in 2023 purchase orders for Celularity’s branded Halal-Certified biomaterial products
- Tamer Group is the exclusive distributor of Celularity’s branded Halal-Certified biomaterial products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Issuance of purchase orders conditioned upon receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary conditions precedent
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Celularity Inc. (Nasdaq: CELU) (Celularity), a biotechnology company developing placental-derived allogeneic cell therapies and biomaterial products, today announced that it has been advised by Farouk, Maamoun Tamer & Co. (Tamer Group), the exclusive distributor for Celularity’s branded Halal-Certified biomaterial products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that it expects to submit purchase orders through the end of 2023 in the range of $60 million to $80 million.
“We deeply appreciate Tamer advising us about its anticipated 2023 purchase orders, which will further guide operations planning at our Florham Park, N.J., facility where we manufacture Celularity’s branded biomaterial products,” said Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., Celularity’s CEO, Chairman and Founder. “Celularity’s biomaterial inventory and rapidly scalable production capacity ideally positions us for product distribution launches in the Middle East and to move quickly on opportunities to expand sales in this and other markets.”
In January 2023, Celularity and CH Trading Group LLC (CH Trading Group) announced the execution of an agreement with Tamer to be the exclusive distributor for Celularity’s Halal-Certified branded biomaterial products in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia.
Speaking on behalf of Tamer Group, Yasser Khattab, Tamer Healthcare CEO, said, “In preparation for an anticipated second quarter 2023 launch under our exclusive distribution agreement, we advised Celularity and CH Trading Group that we expect to submit purchase orders for Celularity’s branded biomaterial products totaling at least $60 million to $80 million through the end of 2023. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with Celularity and CH Trading Group to bring Celularity’s Halal-Certified biomaterial products to patients in need in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Ahmed Mousa, M.D., Business Development Head and leading Tamer Life Sciences project, added, “Such collaboration aligns with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 goals for developing science, research & innovation, and importantly advances the current focus on economic diversification, job creation, and localization of production, technology transfer, clinical trials, training & education.”
The advisory guidance provided by Tamer Group is a non-binding estimate provided for planning purposes and is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including receipt of regulatory authorization to distribute Celularity biomaterial products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other customary conditions precedent for international distribution of regulated products. Some of these factors are outside the control of Tamer Group and Celularity. There can be no assurance that Celularity will realize any purchase orders. If it does, the actual amount of any purchase orders may be materially less or greater than the estimated range disclosed above and may not result in any revenue to Celularity. Celularity recognizes revenue only when product is shipped to a customer, net of the allowance, if any, for return of damaged or defective goods.
Celularity Inc. (Nasdaq: CELU) headquartered in Florham Park, N.J., is a biotechnology company leading the next evolution in cellular and regenerative medicine by developing allogeneic cryopreserved off-the-shelf placental-derived cell therapies, including therapeutic programs using mesenchymal-like adherent stromal cells (MLASCs), T-cells engineered with CAR (CAR T-cells), and genetically modified and unmodified natural killer (NK) cells targeting indications in autoimmune, infectious and degenerative diseases, and cancer. Celularity also develops, manufactures and commercializes innovative biomaterial products also derived from the postpartum placenta. Celularity believes that by harnessing the placenta’s unique biology and ready availability, it can develop therapeutic solutions that address significant unmet global needs for effective, accessible, and affordable therapies.
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About Celularity Biomaterials
Celularity’s suite of biomaterial products that are Halal-Certified under globally recognized Circle H International Inc. standards include:
- Biovance®, a decellularized, dehydrated human amniotic membrane derived from the placenta of a healthy, full-term pregnancy. Biovance® is an intact, extracellular matrix structure that is indicated for use in the United States as a natural scaffold to support the body’s wound healing process.
- Biovance® 3L and Biovance® 3L Ocular, tri-layer human amniotic membrane products focused on the surgical and ocular markets and available in both sheet and disk form.
- Interfyl®, a human connective tissue matrix derived from the placenta of a healthy, full-term pregnancy. It is indicated for use in the United States to replace or supplement damaged or inadequate integumental tissue resulting from wounds, trauma, or surgery.
- CentaFlex®, a decellularized human placental matrix derived from the umbilical cord that is indicated for use in the United States as a surgical covering, wrap or barrier to protect and support the repair of damaged tissue.
About Tamer Group
Tamer Group is a pharmaceutical and medical products distributor and manufacturer based in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). It is the biggest pharma company, representing and partnering with top pharma and medical products companies, also serving the GCC and MEA regions. Tamer Group’s focus is on breakthrough therapeutic and diagnostic innovations to better serve the region’s unique patients’ needs, in collaboration with support from the various governmental, national and regional agencies and research centers, from early clinical development through commercialization.
To learn more, visit tamergroup.com
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