Debiopharm acquires antibody-drug conjugate compound from ImmunoGen

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Debiopharm International and ImmunoGen, Inc. announced that Debiopharm has acquired ImmunoGen’s IMGN529/DEBIO 1562, a clinical-stage anti-CD37 ADC for the treatment of patients with B-cell malignancies, such as non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

Under the agreement, ImmunoGen received a $25 million upfront payment for IMGN529/DEBIO 1562 and is entitled to a $5 million milestone payment to be paid after completion of the transfer of ImmunoGen technologies related to the asset, which the parties expect to achieve by the end of 2017.

In addition, ImmunoGen is eligible for a second success-based milestone payment of $25 million upon IMGN529/DEBIO 1562 entering a phase III clinical trial.

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