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August 2022 Top Biopharma Deal: Sanofi – Innovent for Cancer Drugs SAR408701 and SAR444245
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- Sanofi granted Innovent exclusive rights to develop and commercialize SAR408701 (tusamitamab ravtansine), a Phase III anti-CEACAM5 antibody-drug conjugate for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and gastric cancer in China. Additionally, Sanofi and Innovent will co-develop SAR444245, a Phase II non-alpha IL-2 for the treatment of multiple cancers.
- Innovent will be responsible for the clinical development of SAR444245, while Sanofi will be responsible for commercial activities and regulatory approval for both products in China. Sanofi will invest EUR300M (approx. $306.6M) in Innovent up front at HK$42.42 (approx. $5.40) per share in Innovent common stock.
- Sanofi is eligible for EUR80M (approx. $81.7M) in development milestones and royalties for SAR408701, while Innovent is eligible to receive EUR60M (approx. $61.3M) in development milestones and royalties for SAR444245.
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