TopoTarget pays Celldex Therapeutics $3M sublicense income over Belinostat co-development agreement

Published on February 17, 2010 at 12:03 AM · No Comments

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) today announced that it has received a sublicense income payment of $3 million from TopoTarget A/S (NASDAQ-OMX: TOPO.CO) as a result of the recent co-development and commercialization agreement between TopoTarget and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) for Belinostat, a novel histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor for the treatment of cancer. In this transaction, TopoTarget granted Spectrum a license for the co-development and commercialization of Belinostat in North America and India, with an option for the Chinese rights, in exchange for an upfront cash payment of $30 million.

Based on an April 2008 agreement in which a Celldex-acquired company, CuraGen Corporation, sold the Belinostat rights to TopoTarget, Celldex is entitled to, among other provisions, 10% of any sublicense income received by TopoTarget for Belinostat up to $6 million in the aggregate. Celldex acquired CuraGen in October 2009. Under the April 2008 agreement, TopoTarget assumed all financial and operational responsibility for the clinical development of Belinostat.

SOURCE Celldex Therapeutics, Inc.

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