6/24/2014 8:50:16 AM
Chippenham, UK – 24 June 2014: Vectura Group plc (LSE: VEC; “Vectura” or the “Company”) announces that it has triggered a milestone of $1.5 million associated with the development of VR315 in the US.
In August 2011, Vectura signed a licence agreement for the development, manufacturing and commercialisation of VR315 in the US with the US division of a leading international pharmaceutical company. To date, Vectura has announced development milestones under this agreement totaling $6m. Vectura announces today that it will be recording a further development milestone under this agreement of $1.5m. Vectura is eligible to receive a further $27.5m upon achievement of future pre-determined development milestones. These milestones, together with the initial payment of $10m in August 2011, total $45m. In addition, Vectura will receive a royalty from all sales of VR315 in the US.
Dr. Chris Blackwell, Chief Executive of Vectura:
“This announcement illustrates the continued progress being made in the development of VR315, a major part of our high value respiratory generic portfolio in the US, and provides another cash milestone to Vectura.”
Vectura Group plc +44 (0)1249 667700
Chris Blackwell, Chief Executive
Karl Keegan, Chief Corporate Development Officer
44 (0)20 3727 1000
Ben Atwell / John Dineen
Vectura is a product development company that focuses on the development of pharmaceutical therapies for the treatment of airways-related diseases (airways diseases). This growing market includes asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is estimated to be worth in excess of $46 billion worldwide.
Vectura has eight products marketed by partners and a portfolio of drugs in clinical development, a number of which have been licensed to major pharmaceutical companies. Vectura has disclosed development collaborations and licence agreements with several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Novartis, Sandoz, Baxter, GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ablynx, Grifols and Tianjin KingYork Group Company Limited.
Vectura develops products for airways diseases and owns formulation and inhalation technologies that are available to other pharmaceutical companies on an out-licensing basis where this complements Vectura's business strategy. For further information, please visit Vectura's website at www.vectura.com.
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