Ablynx And Domantis Limited Settle Their Dispute And Stop The Arbitration Process  
10/12/2009 10:25:42 AM

GHENT, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) -

GHENT, Belgium, 12 October, 2009 - Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX], today announced that it has reached a settlement with Domantis (part of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies) concerning an alleged dispute relating to a settlement agreement which Ablynx and Domantis entered into in 2005.

Under the new agreement Ablynx has received a license to the European Winter II patent which lay at the heart of the dispute and in return will pay Domantis low single-digit royalties on the first five Nanobody® products which are commercialised.

Dr Edwin Moses, CEO and Chairman of Ablynx, commented: "We are very pleased to have settled with Domantis so that we can focus on our key goal of developing Nanobody® products and driving them through the clinic. We believe our investors want us, where possible, to put our resources into R&D productivity rather than litigation. The fact that there are two Nanobodies® in Phase II trials, and by the end of 2009 there will be a total of four in the clinic, is a testimony to the power and promise of our technology."

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