Company Introduction

Belief BioMed Inc. (BBM) is a high-tech company that integrates the development, manufacturing and clinical application of gene therapy products. The company is committed to providing innovative and more effective gene therapies for monogenic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, age-related degenerative diseases and some other major malignant diseases through safe and efficient virus vector technology.

 

BBM has developed hundreds of key vector technologies, including HEK293 cell suspension serum-free culture process and full-scale chromatography purification process, and has established the commercial production platform for gene therapy drugs in China. The company has been building up its capabilities in a variety of fields including novel AAV capsids targeting different tissues, efficient transgene expression cassette design, and advanced clinically applicable vector manufacturing process. It has also established an extensive R&D pipeline covering a wide range of major, unmet clinical needs in therapeutic areas such as hemophilia, Parkinson's disease, arthritis, neuromuscular disease, etc. Several product pipelines have entered clinical studies or IND filings.

 

The CTA for BBM-H901, an AAV gene therapy drug for prevention of bleeding in adult male patients with hemophilia B, which was independently developed and manufactured by Belief BioMed, was officially approved by China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA). It is the first gene therapy under development for treatment of hemophilia in China. In 2022, the results of clinical studies related to BBM-H901 were successively published in two prestigious international journals, i.e. The Lancet Haematology and New England Journal of Medicine. In the same year, BBM-H901 was granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) by China Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE), NMPA.

Vision And Mission

Our Vision

To be a global leader in gene therapy with innovative treatments for patients worldwide.

Our Mission

To make cutting-edge gene therapy drugs that are accessible and affordable.

Key Milestones

2016

Belief BioMed core team set up

2017

High productivity cell line established

2018

CMC research and development center established, the production of hemophilia B IIT drug is completed

2019

Experimental Rodent Animal Center officially put into use, hemophilia B IIT officially launched, drug administration in primates Parkinson’s disease model, and 50L process put into production

2020

The Shanghai office, as the global headquarter and clinical research development center, officially opened; the 5,000m ² production and research base officially opened (Shanghai Minhang Science and Technology Park of ECUST); the 300m² non-human primate experiment center officially opened; hemophilia B submitted pre-IND to NMPA CDE; and two MNC License out contracts were signed; One year’s data from primate model of Parkinson’s disease; 200L manufacturing process was locked down and applied in the batch production.

2021

  • On May 14, 2021, BBM-H901as the first Hemophilia gene therapy drug and the first AAV IND gene therapy drug for rare disease intravenous administration in China, was successfully submitted and accepted by NMPA CDE. The construction of 15,000m ² commercial production and manufacturing center officially started (Shanghai Harbor Free Trade Zone Intelligent Manufacturing Park), and the 500L process put into operation.
  • On August 6, 2021, BBM-H901 injection (AAV gene therapy drug used to prevent haemophilia B in adult male patients) , was approved by National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) to enter the registered clinical trial stage.
  • On November, a subsidiary of Belief BioMed, also won the approval of special funds for the development of strategic emerging industries in Shanghai.
  • On December, Belief BioMed Completed Dosing of the First Subject in the Registrational Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Hemophilia B.

2022

  • On May, Clinical results for Belief BioMed’s developing hemophilia B gene treatment BBM-H901 published in authoritative hematology journal The Lancet Haematology.

2016

Belief BioMed core team set up

2017

High productivity cell line established

2018

CMC research and development center established, the production of hemophilia B IIT drug is completed

2019

Experimental Rodent Animal Center officially put into use, hemophilia B IIT officially launched, drug administration in primates Parkinson’s disease model, and 50L process put into production

2020

The Shanghai office, as the global headquarter and clinical research development center, officially opened; the 5,000m ² production and research base officially opened (Shanghai Minhang Science and Technology Park of ECUST); the 300m² non-human primate experiment center officially opened; hemophilia B submitted pre-IND to NMPA CDE; and two MNC License out contracts were signed; One year’s data from primate model of Parkinson’s disease; 200L manufacturing process was locked down and applied in the batch production.

2021

  • On May 14, 2021, BBM-H901as the first Hemophilia gene therapy drug and the first AAV IND gene therapy drug for rare disease intravenous administration in China, was successfully submitted and accepted by NMPA CDE. The construction of 15,000m ² commercial production and manufacturing center officially started (Shanghai Harbor Free Trade Zone Intelligent Manufacturing Park), and the 500L process put into operation.
  • On August 6, 2021, BBM-H901 injection (AAV gene therapy drug used to prevent haemophilia B in adult male patients) , was approved by National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) to enter the registered clinical trial stage.
  • On November, a subsidiary of Belief BioMed, also won the approval of special funds for the development of strategic emerging industries in Shanghai.
  • On December, Belief BioMed Completed Dosing of the First Subject in the Registrational Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Hemophilia B.

2022

  • On May, Clinical results for Belief BioMed’s developing hemophilia B gene treatment BBM-H901 published in authoritative hematology journal The Lancet Haematology.

Management Team

Xiao Xiao

Xiao Xiao

Co-Founder, Chairman and CSO, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, University of Pittsburgh

Co-founder of Bamboo / Askbio

Jane Zheng

Jane Zheng

Co-founder and CEO, Ph.D.

PhD from Institute of Neurology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Co-founder of Genechem / Neuron Biotech

Hao Zheng

Hao Zheng

Operations, SVP

Tianjin university Pharmaceutical engineering, Bachelor

 

Wei Jiang

Wei Jiang

Analytical Development, Senior Director

Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS, Ph.D.

 

Zengmin Du

Zengmin Du

Process R&D, Senior Director

East China University of Science and Technology, Ph.D.

 

Yue Dun

Yue Dun

Clinical, VP

Peking University, Master