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Sep 17, 2014,

Under terms of the agreement, Sun Pharma will acquire worldwide rights to tildrakizumab for use in all human indications from Merck in exchange for an upfront payment of USD 80 million.

Pharma major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries today entered into a licensing agreement with  Merck & Co Inc for investigational therapeutic antibody candidate, tildrakizumab to be used for treatment of plaque psoriasis. Under terms of the agreement,  Sun Pharma   will acquire worldwide rights to tildrakizumab for use in all human indications from Merck in exchange for an upfront payment of USD 80 million, the companies said in a joint statement. Tildrakizumab is being evaluated in Phase III registration trials for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis, a skin ailment. “Merck will continue all clinical development and regulatory activities, which will be funded by Sun Pharma. Upon product approval, Sun Pharma will be responsible for regulatory activities, including subsequent submissions, pharmacovigilance, post approval studies, manufacturing and commercialisation of the approved product,” it added.

Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/sun-pharma-merckco-inc-ink-pact-for-tildrakizumab_1181848.html?utm_source=ref_article

 

Sun Pharma managing director Dilip Shanghvi.

 

 

Tildrakizumab 
Monoclonal antibody
Source Humanized (from mouse)
Target IL23
Clinical data
Legal status
?
Identifiers
CAS number 1326244-10-3
ATC code None
Chemical data
Formula C6426H9918N1698O2000S46 
Mol. mass 144.4 kDa

Tildrakizumab is a monoclonal antibody designed for the treatment of immunologically mediated inflammatory disorders.[1]

Tildrakizumab was designed to block interleukin-23, a cytokine that plays an important role in managing the immune system andautoimmune disease. Originally developed by Schering-Plough, this drug is now part of Merck‘s clinical program, following that company’s acquisition of Schering-Plough.

As of March 2014, the drug was in phase III clinical trials for plaque psoriasis. The two trials will enroll a total of nearly 2000 patients, and preliminary results are expected in June, 2015. [2][3]

References

  1.  Statement On A Nonproprietary Name Adopted By The USAN Council – Tildrakizumab, American Medical Association.
  2.  http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01729754?term=SCH-900222&phase=2&fund=2&rank=1
  3.  http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01722331?term=SCH-900222&phase=2&fund=2&rank=2
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