Under the terms of the agreement, Cellzome will receive upfront payments of GBP14.4 million comprised of both cash and equity. Cellzome is eligible for up to GBP118 million per program in potential development, regulatory and commercial milestones and up to double digit royalties on net sales of products resulting from the alliance.
Jose Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos, Ph.D, Senior Vice President and Head of the Immuno-Inflammation Centre of Excellence for Drug Discovery of GSK said: "GSK is committed to becoming a world leader in immuno-inflammation drug discovery by finding transformative medicines through internal efforts and external collaborations. We are excited to be working with Cellzome to discover and develop improved approaches to existing biologic therapies which cannot access intracellular signaling mechanisms. Cellzome's Kinobeads(TM) technology will provide a distinct advantage because it uses native kinases directly isolated from human cells and tissues."
Tim Edwards, CEO of Cellzome, said: "We are very pleased to begin a strategic alliance with GSK, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical R&D companies. This alliance is a significant endorsement of our leading Kinobeads(TM) technology, programs and people. It is a major event in Cellzome's development, giving us the opportunity to broaden our pipeline and progress several kinase programs towards the clinic, ultimately for the benefit of patients."
About Cellzome Inc.
Cellzome is a privately-owned drug discovery company identifying a new generation of kinase-targeted drugs to treat inflammatory diseases. Its pipeline of small-molecule therapeutics is driven by Kinobeads(TM), a proprietary technology for screening and profiling kinases in relevant cells and tissues.
Cellzome is applying its distinctive Kinobeads(TM)
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