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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #598IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday April 23, 2021

Saptalis Pharmaceuticals, LLCHauppauge, NY

  • Amount: An estimated $600,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/22/2021 through 12/31/2021
  • Renewals: None



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0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Friday, April 23, 2021
The University awarded a contract for OSIG eye drop formulation.
Development of OSIG eye drop formulation using Quality by Design (QbD) principles. Detailed Target Profile Development using certificate of analysis (CoAs) and identifying compatible excipients (Consulting and Formulation Development Services for R24 Project: Immunotherapy for Ocular Surface Diseases)
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) Saptalis is a specialty pharmaceutical company with emphasis on developing complex generics, difficult to formulate dosage forms, and novel drug delivery systems. Additionally, this vendor has been approved by the awarding agency (National Eye Institute) to conduct research and development for the principle investigator at UIC using grant funding.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Ian Masterton
University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Purchasing Division
809 South Marshfield Ave., 3rd Floor (M/C 560)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2801
FAX: (312) 996-3135

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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  • 598IDMSaptalisOSIGExemptionSigned.pdf (2 MB)