Pink Sheet is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Licensing In Brief

This article was originally published in Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly

Executive Summary

Merck/Neuromed ink deal for chronic pain agent: Merck acquires Neuromed's lead compound NMED-160 for chronic pain, currently in Phase II, as well as additional agents in the class, under a licensing pact announced March 20. Potentially the first oral N-type calcium channel-blocking pain medication, NMED-160 initial indications will be for chronic pain related to osteoarthritis and lower back pain. Under the deal, Neuromed will receive $25 mil. up-front, plus research costs for at least two years, 100% of late-stage development costs and $202 mil. in milestone payments if NMED-160 is successfully launched for a single indication. If NMED-160 is approved for another indication, and if Neuromed develops another compound that is approved for two indications, Merck will pay an additional $225 mil. NMED-160 is not addictive, and the N-type calcium blocker class is more powerful than opioids and lacks the opioid side effects, Neuromed says...

You may also be interested in...



Licensing In Brief

Pfizer ups ante on Exubera approval with full license: Pfizer's decision to acquire Sanofi-Aventis' marketing rights to Exubera suggests the company is confident that the inhaled insulin product will receive FDA approval. Exubera's user fee date is Jan. 27, following a three-month extension resulting from an FDA request for additional technical chemistry data. Pfizer announced Jan. 12 that it will acquire worldwide rights for the development, production and commercialization of Exubera for $1.3 bil. - building on the firms' previous co-development alliance. The deal follows a judge's ruling that Sanofi's purchase of Aventis constituted a change-in-control under Pfizer and Aventis' 1998 agreement for Exubera. The NDA was submitted in March (1Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly March 2005, p. 12)...

FDA Priority Review Voucher Redemption Fee Set At $4.6 Million In FY 2011

Redeeming a priority review voucher obtained by developing a drug for a tropical disease will cost companies $6.1 million in fiscal 2011

September 2010 Approvals

Product

Topics

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

OM013057

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel