ImmunoGen grants Sanofi exclusive, fully-paid licenses
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Under the terms of the amended 2003 collaboration and license agreement, ImmunoGen has granted Sanofi a fully-paid, exclusive license to develop, manufacture, and commercialize the following experimental compounds in development: isatuximab (SAR650984), an unconjugated anti-CD38 antibody in Phase III development for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma; SAR566658, an ADC targeting CA6 in Phase II development for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC); SAR408701, an anti-CEACAM5 ADC being studied for the treatment of solid tumors; and an additional ADC directed to an undisclosed target. ImmunoGen and Sanofi have also amended a separate 2013 exclusive license to grant Sanofi a fully-paid, exclusive license to develop, manufacture, and commercialize the experimental compound SAR428926, an anti-LAMP1 ADC being studied for the treatment of solid tumors.
As consideration for these amendments, ImmunoGen will receive a $30 million payment and has agreed to forego a limited co-promotion option in the U.S. with respect to the compounds covered by the 2003 agreement, as well as future milestones or royalties under both license agreements.
“Amending these agreements allows us to continue to focus on the development of our lead program, mirvetuximab soravtansine, while advancing our earlier-stage portfolio and further strengthening ImmunoGen’s cash position,” stated Mark Enyedy, president and chief executive officer of ImmunoGen. “We believe Sanofi possesses the right resources to complete the development of these innovative candidates and potentially bring them to patients around the globe.”