The future emerges

Emergent sees growth opportunities in Trubion products and platforms

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has sustained itself for years with a steady stream of government grants and contracts for infectious disease and biodefense products, but has been looking for acquisitions that could diversify its revenue stream into products with more growth potential.

The company says its proposed acquisition of autoimmune and cancer company Trubion Pharmaceuticals Inc. provides the diversification it has been seeking and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise.

Emergent, which got its start as BioPort Corp. in 1998 and reorganized and renamed itself in 2004, has relied on government and non-government organization (NGO) grants and contracts for the bulk of its revenues.

In 2009,

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