Definitions and reconciliations

Operational indicators

As part of our financial disclosure we report revenue from our custom projects segment, and we occasionally make implicit or explicit reference to the underlying project pipeline as an indicator to measure operational performance. This includes the number of projects in total or in categories. Our project count for a given period includes only projects that are invoiced to our customers. Projects with parallel activities at more than one site, or which are transferred from one site to another, or which included multiple peptides are counted as one project. The synthesis or on-time manufacturing of small quantities of peptides, mostly for research or academic use, is not considered as a project.

Our reference to

  • pre-clinical projects includes non-GMP manufacturing for the lead candidate selection, and subsequent non-GMP manufacture of the selected API for pre-clinical & toxicological studies;
  • phase I and phase II projects include GMP manufacturing of the API for phase I and II clinical trials, including stability studies, process and analytical development as well as regulatory documentation;
  • phase III projects includes GMP manufacturing of an API for the use in phase III clinical trials, including process validation (manufacturing of PPQ batches) and analytical methods validation as well as regulatory documentation (NDA filing support).

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