DGAP-Adhoc: MOLOGEN signs license deal for China and global co-development agreement with ONCOLOGIE for lead compound lefitolimod
MOLOGEN signs license deal for China and global co-development agreement
with ONCOLOGIE for lead compound lefitolimod
13-Feb-2018 / 16:11 CET/CEST
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*MOLOGEN signs license deal for China and global co-development agreement
with ONCOLOGIE for lead compound lefitolimod*
Berlin, 13 February 2018 - The Executive Board of biopharmaceutical company
MOLOGEN AG (ISIN DE0006637200, SIN 663720) today announced the signing of a
license deal for the Chinese territory and a global co-development agreement
between MOLOGEN and ONCOLOGIE Inc. for its lead compound lefitolimod. The
signed agreement is conditional upon an initial payment of EUR 3 million
received by MOLOGEN. ONCOLOGIE is an oncology-focused drug development
company with headquarters in Boston, US, and operations in Shanghai. The
company is backed by top-tier international investors and has the objective
to develop novel personalized medicines in the field of immuno-oncology. The
signed agreement with ONCOLOGIE includes the development, manufacture and
commercialization of lefitolimod in China and a planned global
As previously announced, MOLOGEN had started negotiations on such a deal
with the Chinese iPharma. After a certain exclusivity period had expired,
MOLOGEN opened the licencing process also for additional parties.
Discussions and negotiations with ONCOLOGIE have now been successfully
completed and the deal could be signed. The terms of the signed agreement
with ONCOLOGIE define development, manufacture and commercialization of
lefitolimod in China and a planned global co-development program.
The contract comprises two parts: First, a license agreement including
sublicense rights under which MOLOGEN grants ONCOLOGIE an exclusive license
for the development, manufacturing and commercialization for MOLOGEN's lead
compound lefitolimod in the following territory: China, Hong Kong and Macao,
Taiwan and Singapore. Second, a commitment for global co-development
leveraging novel biomarker plans from ONCOLOGIE. MOLOGEN is to receive an
initial payment of EUR 3 million as well as a EUR 2 million equity
investment by ONCOLOGIE within the next 12 months.
Besides the initial payment and the equity investment, the parties agreed on
further development and commercialisation milestones. They are due upon
reaching predefined development steps as well as market approval. In
addition, commercial milestones are defined which are due upon reaching
certain sales thresholds. The total payments can amount to above EUR 100
million and will be paid over several years. Additionally, MOLOGEN will
receive low double digit royalties on sales. MOLOGEN and ONCOLOGIE will
share the economic returns from global joint development pursuant to both
All costs relating to development, registration, marketing and
commercialization of lefitolimod in the territory are to be covered by
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End of Announcement DGAP News Service
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