AMRI Announces Deal for Exclusive Rights to Tubulin Inhibitor Program for Cancer
AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) announced today that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with Chai Therapeutics, LLC for the development of ALB 109564(a), AMRI's novel tubulin inhibitor compound in late Phase I testing for the treatment of cancer. This agreement follows the exercise of an option to license the intellectual property, which was granted in March 2012 by AMRI to Bessor Pharma, LLC, a translational drug development company. Chai Therapeutics is an affiliate of Bessor Pharma, LLC.
Under the terms of the license agreement, AMRI received an undisclosed license fee and reimbursement for certain costs associated with the intellectual property related to ALB 109564(a). Chai Therapeutics received an exclusive license to the ALB 109564(a) intellectual property, and will be solely responsible for all related research and development and patent costs going forward; AMRI will receive a share of future consideration from the further development and sales, if any, of any ALB 109564(a)-related drug that may be developed, licensed and/or commercialized.
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