Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. and Lee's Pharmaceutical Sign Exclusive Collaboration Agreement in China

Published: Dec 18, 2007

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: NVLT), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics to treat cancer and hepatitis, today announced that Novelos signed an exclusive license agreement with Lee’s Pharmaceutical (HK) Ltd (which is 30% owned by Sigma-Tau Group through Defiante Farmaceutica Lda) to develop and commercialize in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, as well as in Taiwan, two of Novelos’ compounds: NOV-002 for cancer and NOV-205 for hepatitis. NOV-002 is Novelos’ lead compound in pivotal Phase 3 trial for non-small cell lung cancer under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) and Fast Track.

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