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Opexa Therapeuticss stem cell technology acquired by Novartis

Posted on 07 August 2009

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Novartis will acquire the stem cell technology from Opexa and Novartis will have full responsibility for funding and carrying out all research, development and commercialization activities. Opexa will receive an upfront cash payment of $3 million, plus an additional $1 million as a technology transfer fee to be paid over the course of a six month period. Total payments to Opexa, including the upfront payment, the technology transfer fee and development and commercial milestone payments could exceed $50 million not including royalties. Opexa is also eligible to receive royalty payments from the sale of any products resulting from the use of the technology and retains an option on certain manufacturing rights.

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