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Medivation has signed a exclusive pharma licensing deal with CureTech

Posted on 28 October 2014

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Medivation has signed pharma licensing deal for exclusive worldwide rights to CureTech's late-stage clinical molecule pidilizumab (CT-011), an immune modulatory anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody.

Under the license agreement, Medivation will be responsible for all development, regulatory and commercialization activities for pidilizumab for all indications, including oncology.

The arrangement with CureTech also includes a manufacturing and supply agreement, under which CureTech will manufacture and supply the antibody to Medivation over the next 3 years for clinical development purposes.

In addition, the arrangement contemplates a guaranty agreement between Medivation and CureTech's largest shareholder -- Clal Biotechnology Industries -- with respect to certain obligations of CureTech.

If approval of the guaranty agreement is not obtained, Medivation has the option to terminate both the license agreement and the manufacturing and supply agreement or proceed with such agreements on reduced economic terms (i.e. a reduction of $2 million in the upfront payment and 1% from each tier of royalties).

Under the terms of the license agreement, and depending on whether the guaranty from CBI is obtained, CureTech would receive an upfront payment of up to $5.0 million from Medivation and would also be entitled to payments upon the attainment of certain development and regulatory milestones totaling $85 million.

In addition, CureTech would be eligible to receive sales based milestone payments totaling up to $245 million, upon the achievement of certain annual worldwide net sales thresholds, and tiered royalties ranging from 4%-11% based on annual worldwide net sales.

For further deal information visit Current Agreements (subscription required)

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