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.