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Neurotez signs licensing deal for Leptin

Posted on 27 May 2014

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Neurotez announced the execution of an exclusive license agreement covering its Leptin derivatives (Leptin Products), for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other cognitive disorders, with GCA Therapeutics.

The exclusive license grants GCAT the right to clinically develop and commercialize Leptin Products in mainland China, exclusive of Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

A version of Leptin has recently been approved in the USA for treating generalized lipodystrophy and in Japan for lipodystrophy.

GCAT will assume all development and regulatory responsibility and associated costs for Leptin Products in China, and Neurotez will be eligible to receive gross sales milestones up to US$102.5 million as well as royalties on gross sales.

The exclusive license also has certain minimum annual sales thresholds following first commercial sales in mainland China.

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