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c-LEcta: Successful product business in the first half of 2019

  • Product business further expanded and portfolio diversified
  • Number of granted patents increases to 80
  • Sales and shipping to 25 countries on four continents
  • Above-average further sales growth expected for second half of 2019

Leipzig, August 22, 2019 – c-LEcta, a globally active biotechnology company with technology leadership in enzyme engineering and bioprocess development, successfully expanded its product business in the first half of 2019. Besides sales increases across the entire portfolio, the company was granted many new patents. While the patent portfolio still comprised 59 granted patents at the end of the first half of 2018, the Leipzig-based company now holds more than 80 patents.

c-LEcta’s DENARASE®, which is used for the necessary removal of nucleic acids from biopharmaceutical products, performed particularly well. DENARASE® is the most efficient technology on the market for meeting the stringent regulatory requirements for biopharmaceutical products. Sales of this product increased by 164% year-on-year in the first half of 2019. The other products in c-LEcta’s portfolio also performed very well and contributed to the positive development of the product business. c-LEcta now markets its self-developed products in 25 countries on four continents. In the first half of 2019, the company recorded more than 150 successful shipments.

For the second half of 2019, c-LEcta expects disproportionately strong sales growth, especially in the food segment. “Our goal in the past fiscal year was to further diversify our products and to develop from a project to a product company. In 2018, we therefore switched our structures to our own sales organization and a versatile product portfolio. This strategic change is now paying off. Our self-developed products are very well received in the market,” explains Dr. Marc Struhalla, CEO and founder of c-LEcta. CFO Thomas Pfaadt adds: “Our products for the food sector in particular will contribute to our growth in the second half of 2019. But we also expect the other products in our portfolio to continue their positive development. We have thus created the basis for raising our sales to a new level in the future.”