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MorphoSys and Daiichi Sankyo forge alliance to develop novel antibody therapies against hospital-acquired infections

Posted on 20 October 2009

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MorphoSys and Daiichi Sankyo will collaboratively apply HuCAL PLATINUM, the latest and most powerful version of MorphoSys's antibody libraries. The companies will jointly apply established as well as novel approaches to generate optimized, fully human therapeutic antibodies against targets associated with nosocomial infections. Daiichi Sankyo will also commit to funding the development of certain infectious disease specific technology at MorphoSys, which will be used to identify the most effective antibody-based drugs.

Total payments under the agreement include committed license fees and R&D funding in addition to success-based development milestones. MorphoSys also stands to receive royalties on sales of marketed drugs emerging from the collaboration.

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