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ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Vifor Pharma on Monday agreed to pay United States-based Angion Biomedica as much as $80 million for rights to experimental kidney drug ANG-3777.
Angion’s ANG-3777 is in late-stage trials to find out whether or not it helps kidney transplant sufferers susceptible to impaired functioning of the donated organ. It is usually in an earlier-stage research for acute kidney harm related to cardiac surgical procedure.
The licensing deal features a $30 million up-front cost, a $30 million fairness funding in Angion and $20 million in milestone funds, in addition to as much as $260 million in different milestones upon U.S. and EU approval. Additional royalties are additionally doable, the Swiss firm stated.
Vifor is in search of to spice up its nephrology portfolio, the place it already has medicine in trials for anaemia resulting from power kidney illness and vasculitis. The corporate additionally has a three way partnership with Germany’s Fresenius to supply services and products for power kidney illness sufferers.
Knowledge from the trial of ANG-3777 in sufferers with transplant-associated acute kidney harm is due within the second half of subsequent yr. The Angion take care of Vifor excludes China, the place the U.S. firm already has a pact with Sinovant Sciences.
Reporting by John Miller; Enhancing by David Goodman
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