Lilly and Innovent Biologics Announce a Strategic Alliance to Bring Potential Oncology Therapies to Patients in China and Around the World
As a part of the agreement, Innovent will lead the development and manufacturing for the
- Lilly will contribute its cMet monoclonal antibody gene for possible treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Separate from this collaboration, Lilly will continue the development of its cMet monoclonal antibody program outside of
- Innovent will contribute its monoclonal antibody targeting protein CD-20 for investigation in hematologic malignancies. Innovent has received investigational new drug approval in
Chinato begin Phase I development of this potential therapy.
- Innovent will contribute a pre-clinical immuno-oncology molecule for development in
China. The companies have agreed that Lilly will be responsible for development, manufacturing and commercialization of this molecule outside of China.
- Lilly will also receive rights to develop and commercialize up to three pre-clinical bispecific immuno-oncology molecules outside of
Under the terms of the agreement, Innovent will receive a total upfront payment of
"We are pleased to collaborate with Innovent to develop potential therapies for those fighting cancer in
Lilly has a robust oncology pipeline that includes both small molecules and monoclonal antibodies, which are being studied to treat a wide range of cancers including breast, colorectal, liver and non-small cell lung.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements about the development and commercialization collaboration between Innovent Biologics and Lilly and reflects Lilly's current beliefs. However, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of drug research, development, and commercialization. There is no guarantee that the collaboration will yield successful results or that either company will achieve the anticipated benefits. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see Lilly's most recent 10-K and 10-Q filings with the
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