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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (LGND) Licenses Patents for Desulfated Heparin Technology to ParinGenix Inc.



6/25/2009 9:37:32 AM

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) announced today that a subsidiary of Ligand has entered into an exclusive license agreement with ParinGenix Inc. under which ParinGenix was granted exclusive license rights to three issued U.S. patents relating to certain desulfated heparin compounds. Under the terms of this agreement, Ligand will receive an upfront payment as well as a royalty on net sales in the United States by ParinGenix of 2-O, 3-O desulfated heparin products. ParinGenix’s lead compound, PGX-100 is an intravenous formulation of 2-O, 3-O desulfated heparin which is in a Phase IIb trial for the treatment of acute COPD exacerbations.

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