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NPS Pharmaceuticals and Nycomed Announce Licensing Agreement for GATTEX(TM) in Territories Outside North America
Date:9/26/2007

Nycomed Acquires Exclusive Rights Outside North America in Deal Valued at up

to $185 Million Plus Royalties

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPSP) and Nycomed announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement which licenses to Nycomed the rights to develop and commercialize GATTEX(TM) (teduglutide) outside the United States, Canada and Mexico for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. NPS will retain the right to develop and commercialize GATTEX in North America.

Under the terms of the agreement, NPS has the potential to earn up to $185 million plus royalties. As an upfront payment, NPS will receive from Nycomed $35 million: a $10 million nonrefundable commitment fee upon signing the agreement and $25 million within two weeks following the announcement of topline results from the recently completed Phase 3 study of GATTEX in patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS), which is expected early in the fourth quarter of 2007. Nycomed has the right to end the collaboration within two weeks of the announcement of these results and forego the $25 million payment.

In addition, NPS has the potential to earn more than $150 million in payments related to the attainment of certain regulatory milestones for the SBS indication, the successful development of new indications and the achievement of sales-based milestones. Additionally, the agreement provides for double-digit royalties on GATTEX sales in the Nycomed territories. NPS will complete the current GATTEX clinical program in short bowel syndrome and Nycomed will share future development costs 50:50 with NPS to advance and broaden the ind
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