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Novo Nordisk signs pharma deal for diabetes drug

Posted on 06 February 2014

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Zosano Pharma has entered into a pharma deal with Novo Nordisk to develop a new transdermal presentation of semaglutide for $155 million.

Semaglutide is an investigational proprietary human GLP-1 (Glucagon-Like Peptide-1) analogue, to be administered once weekly using Zosano's microneedle patch system for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Zosano and Novo Nordisk will engage in collaborative efforts to carry out preclinical experiments to verify delivery of semaglutide using Zosano's microneedle patch system.

Zosano will grant Novo Nordisk a worldwide, exclusive license to develop and commercialize Novo Nordisk's proprietary GLP-1 analogues using Zosano's microneedle patch system.

Novo Nordisk will, pending successful outcomes of preclinical and clinical testing, be responsible for commercialization of all products under the agreement.

Potential payments to Zosano under the agreement include an upfront payment and additional payments upon achieving certain preclinical, clinical, regulatory and sales milestones.

Such payments could total more than $60 million for the first product and $55 million for each additional product.

Zosano is also eligible to receive royalties on sales of products and will receive development support, as well as reimbursement of all development and manufacturing costs.

For further deal information visit Current Agreements (subscription required)

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