10/19/2005 5:13:17 PM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. & COPENHAGEN, Denmark--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2005--Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENZN) and the Danish biotech company, NatImmune A/S today announced that they have entered into a license agreement for NatImmune's lead development product, recombinant human Mannan-Binding Lectin (rhMBL), a protein therapeutic being developed for the prevention of severe infections in MBL-deficient individuals undergoing chemotherapy. Under the agreement, Enzon receives exclusive worldwide rights, excluding the Nordic countries, and is responsible for the development, manufacture, and marketing of rhMBL. NatImmune will receive an upfront payment of $10 million and is eligible to receive additional payments upon the successful completion of certain clinical development, regulatory, and sales-based milestones. NatImmune is also eligible to receive royalties from any future product sales of rhMBL by Enzon and retains certain rights to develop a non-systemic formulation for topical administration of MBL.
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