Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. through its Swiss Subsidiary receives USD 5 Mn. as milestone fee payment from Sanofi
Total Payment received for GBR 500 monoclonal antibody programme from Sanofi is USD 55 Mn
MUMBAI, April 15, 2014: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has informed the Stock Exchange today that the company through its Swiss subsidiary has received USD 5 million as
milestone payment from Sanofi on a collaboration of its VLA2 (alpha2-beta1) integrin monoclonal antibody. GBR 500 is a first-in-class therapeutic monoclonal antibody for chronicautoimmune disorders.
Glenmark has received from Sanofi already USD 50 Mn as an upfront payment in FY2011-12. Hence, the total amount received by Glenmark from Sanofi for its first in class VLA-2monoclonal antibody is USD 55 million
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MD and CEO Mr Glenn Saldanha
Glenmark GBR 500 enters into Phase II clinical development for ulcerative colitis
17 September 2012
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, has commenced the Phase II study of GBR 500 for ulcerative colitis.
GBR 500, an antagonist of the VLA2 (alpha2-beta1) integrin, is a first-in-class therapeutic monoclonal antibody for chronic autoimmune disorders.
The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study will investigate the efficacy and safety of GBR 500 in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC).
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals chief scientific officer Dr Michael Buschle said that UC represents an area of substantial unmet medical need, despite treatment advances in recent years.
“We’re pleased with the continued progress of our partnership with Sanofi and excited about the commencement of this trial,” Buschle said.
The trial, which will be conducted at multiple clinical sites in North America and Europe, is expected to involve approximately 84 patients.
Patients participating in the study will receive multiple doses of either GBR 500 or placebo, administered over a period of several weeks.
Glenmark has completed Phase I of GBR 500 in the US, won licensing rights to all therapeutic indications from Sanofi and is conducting the clinical development programme.
The trial is part of a strategic global collaboration between Glenmark and Sanofi to investigate GBR 500 for the treatment of chronic inflammatory disorders.
MUMBAI, India, May 16, 2011
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Novel Monoclonal Antibody, GBR 500, to Sanofi
Combined Upfront and Potential Development, Regulatory and Commercial Milestone Payments Could Total US$613 Mn
MUMBAI, India, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A (GPSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited India (GPL), announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Sanofi to grant Sanofi a license for the development and commercialization of GBR 500, a novel monoclonal antibody for the treatment of Crohn’s Disease and other inflammatory conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the coming month subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration or early termination of the waiting period under the HSR Antitrust Improvements Act.
Under the terms of the agreement, Glenmark will receive an upfront payment of US$ 50 million, of which US$ 25 million will be paid upon closing of the transaction and US$ 25 million, which is contingent upon Sanofi’s positive assessment of certain data to be provided by Glenmark. In addition, Glenmark could receive potential success-based development, regulatory and commercial milestone payments. The total of these payments could reach US$613 Mn. In addition, Glenmark is eligible to receive tiered double-digit royalties on sales of products commercialized under the license.
GBR 500 is an antagonist of the VLA-2 (alpha2-beta1) integrin. It is a first-in-class therapeutic monoclonal antibody and has established proof of concept in animal models across a range of anti-inflammatory conditions. Glenmark has completed Phase I dosing of GBR 500 in the US and the drug has been well tolerated with a good pharmacokinetic profile. Plans are in place to initiate clinical proof of concept studies in Crohn’s Disease. Sanofi has licensed the rights to all therapeutic indications.
“There continues to be a strong medical need for safer and more efficacious products for the treatment of Inflammatory Diseases,” said Elias Zerhouni, M.D., President, Global Research & Development, Sanofi. “GBR500 brings an innovative approach to Sanofi’s Immuno-Inflammation portfolio, which we believe may address a significant gap in treating Inflammatory Diseases which would be of huge benefit to patients”.
Glenn Saldanha MD and CEO of GPL, “This collaboration on a novel first-in-class monoclonal antibody validates Glenmark’s world-class innovative R&D capabilities in the drug discovery arena. We are pleased to have this second licensing collaboration with Sanofi, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and the first one from Glenmark in the field of novel biologics”.
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