1.3 Definition of the Prototype Project
Consistent with USG objectives, Regeneron will employ its proprietary manufacturing technology and processes, in a manner compliant with applicable laws and regulations, including 21 CFR 210 and 211 and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, to manufacture the prototype product. This effort constitutes a prototype project because it will be used to evaluate the technical feasibility of manufacturing the prototype product during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, this is a prototype project because Regeneron will demonstrate, and prove-out the at-scale, multi-lot proprietary manufacturing activities of Regeneron in order to assess the feasibility of these activities to support the necessary quantity of the prototype product to treat the U.S. population. Successful completion of the prototype project will demonstrate Regeneron’s capability to (i) rapidly manufacture product, which can be further scaled-up to meet mutually agreed to surge requirements with little advance notification and (ii) facilitate the Government’s ability to stockpile and distribute large quantities of the drug product to respond when needed, including for use in clinical studies, under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), or pursuant to other clearance from the U.S. FDA. For clarity, any manufacturing and supply of drug product in excess of the specific quantities set forth in Section 4.0 of this Statement of Work, shall be subject to a separate mutual agreement between Regeneron and the Government.
The scope of effort supported by this agreement is further clarified in Section 1.4. It is important to note that nonclinical and clinical studies for the prototype are being conducted by Regeneron outside of this agreement. The results of those studies may be used to develop use case scenarios and, in turn, inform the USG’s deployment strategy as it relates to product manufactured under this agreement; however, such results (including the degree to which the data are “positive” or “negative”) shall not be a factor in this prototype project.
- Conduct its proprietary manufacturing production activities described in this proposal for prototypes consisting of novel, proprietary mAb therapeutics and prophylactics, to reduce pathology of COVID-19 disease and/or prevent development of disease when administered prophylactically.
- The prototypes will include one or more of the following, as mutually agreed between Offeror and the Government:
- the mAbs known as REGN10987 and REGN10933, as a cocktail;
- Other mAbs (as monotherapies or a cocktail) as agreed to by bilateral modification between Offeror and the Government.
- The deliverables will be the products listed above (i.e., REGN10987 and REGN10933), in the form of bulk formulated drug substance and/or filled and finished product in vials, as mutually agreed between Offeror and the Government, packaged and labeled drug product, results, reports and records associated with generation of data demonstrating quality and control.
- The products will be delivered in the form and quantity to be agreed between Offeror and the Government. It is expected that the prototypes will be stored by Offeror until such time as (a) they can be used for pre-clinical or clinical development purposes under an Investigational New Drug application (IND), or (b) upon the FDA’s grant of an EUA under Section 564 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), or full marketing approval under a full Biologics License Application (BLA) under Section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA).
1.5 Follow-on Activity
In accordance with 10.U.S.C. 2371b(f), and upon successful demonstration of the prototype, or at the accomplishment of particularly favorable or unexpected results achieved outside of this Agreement that would justify transitioning to production (e.g., EUA or BLA), additional at-scale manufacturing of [* * *], supported by a mutually agreed upon follow-on production contract or Other Transaction Agreement, may be awarded to Regeneron, without further competition, to partially or completely meet the USG objective of supplying a safe and effective COVID-19 therapeutic or prophylactic treatment courses to ensure nationwide access. For clarity, any manufacturing and supply of drug product in excess of the specific quantities set forth in Section 4.0 of this Statement of Work shall be subject to a mutually-agreed upon separate agreement between Regeneron and the Government. For further clarity, neither party shall be obligated to negotiate or enter into such a separate agreement for follow-on production.
During the performance of the prototype project, the Government and contractor may negotiate the scope and price of follow-on production.
Offeror assumed [* * *]. Regeneron shall have the right to provide deliverables directly to the Government and not to the Consortium Management Firm (CMF).
Deliverable Table (June 2020 – June 2021)
*Upon payment, delivery and acceptance in accordance with the terms of this Project Agreement, the Government will have title to the product produced under this Statement of Work. The Government will have the rights described below in Section 7.3 to technical data disclosed under this Statement of Work.
** Packaging and labeling of product will be performed following the determination of the use of the applicable drug product (e.g., for clinical trials or for distribution under an EUA or BLA).
5.0 MILESTONE PAYMENT SCHEDULE; TERMINATION COSTS
The overall price is fixed price at $450,262,000. Milestone payments will be made quarterly as set forth in the table above, corresponding to the deliverables and any 3rd party commitments Regeneron needs to make. In the event the deliverables in a given quarter are less than or exceed the projected quantity, the milestone payment for such quarter will be equitably adjusted based on the shortfall or excess amount, as applicable, however the price will not exceed $450,262,000 Milestone payment terms will be net 30 days.
Total pricing is a firm fixed price per lot, [* * *]. Regeneron will deliver [* * *] of filled/finished drug product. Regeneron will be entitled to full payment for drug product upon delivery/acceptance (as described herein) of filled/finished drug product, prior to packaging and labeling. However, Regeneron shall be responsible for the packaging and labeling of product at no additional cost following the determination of the use of such drug product (e.g., for clinical trials or for distribution under an EUA or BLA). Drug product will comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act serialization and tracking requirements. Drug product will not be co-formulated, except as otherwise mutually agreed by the parties. Unless and until otherwise mutually agreed, the drug product produced under this Statement of Work will be filled for therapeutic use. [* * *] Regeneron will provide the Government with the timeline for fill/finish activities, including the dates by which the parties must determine the allocation of fill/finish activities. Notwithstanding the foregoing, as part of this Project Agreement, Regeneron will have the right to utilize material and capacity supported by this agreement to fill up to [* * *], as well as any additional drug product mutually agreed upon by Regeneron and the Government (with respect to which use the Government will not unreasonably withhold consent.
In the event this Statement of Work is terminated prior to completion, termination costs recoverable by Regeneron under Section 2.04 of the MCDC Base Agreement, shall include the following: the full contract price for any drug product manufactured and not yet paid for; a pro-rated portion of the contract price for drug substance or drug product that is in process, based on the stage of production; [* * *] and raw materials that Regeneron purchased (or is obligated to purchase) that cannot be allocated to other products.