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HUYA Bioscience Announces Agreement to Provide Schering-Plough With Drug Development Candidates From China

Collaboration will leverage HUYA's growing Chinese bioscience network

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- HUYA Bioscience International, a leader in US/China pharmaceutical co-development, today announced an agreement with Schering-Plough Corporation's subsidiary, N.V. Organon. Schering-Plough has selected HUYA to identify and present to Schering-Plough on an exclusive basis proprietary lead, preclinical and clinical drug candidates in specific therapeutic areas that originate in China.

"HUYA is quickly gaining a reputation as a key point of contact for members of the Chinese bioscience community looking to establish relationships with Western development partners," said Mirielle Gingras, PhD, President and CEO of HUYA. "Our agreement with Schering-Plough demonstrates both the effectiveness of our network in China, and our ability to leverage that network to benefit major development partners in the West. We are delighted to be forging this new alliance, and look forward to a fruitful collaboration."

Schering-Plough will gain access to HUYA's growing Chinese bioscience network comprising premier universities, government research institutions and bioparks throughout the country. HUYA already has agreements in place with several of these organizations whereby HUYA has ongoing exclusive access to compounds and biologics in a variety of indications. The company is currently evaluating and following the progress of more than 500 drug development candidates.

HUYA's model is based on longevity of relationships with its Chinese partners to provide a continuous source of compounds rather than a one-time single compound strategy. The ongoing exchange of expertise and data is intended to lower risk and facilitate rapid and efficient clinical development in both China and the West.

HUYA currently has two Chinese drugs undergoing preclinical development in the US - H

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