Idera Pharmaceuticals, Vivelix Pharmaceuticals enter into license agreement
Idera Pharmaceuticals and Vivelix Pharmaceuticals announced that they have entered into an exclusive license and collaboration agreement granting Vivelix worldwide rights to develop and market IMO-9200, an antagonist of TLR 7,8 and 9, for non-malignant gastrointestinal disorders. As part of the agreement, Idera has agreed to create and characterize potential back-up compounds for Vivelix. Under the terms of the agreement, Idera will receive an upfront fee of $15M. In addition, Idera will be eligible for future IMO-9200 related development, regulatory and sales milestone payments totaling up to $140 million, and escalating royalties ranging from the mid single-digits to low double-digits of global net sales.