Sanofi (France) Signs Crohn's Disease Pact With Glenmark Pharmaceuticals; Deal Expected to be Worth $613 Million

Published: May 16, 2011

Indian drugmaker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said on Monday its unit has signed a licensing agreement with France's Sanofi to develop and commercialise a novel monoclonal antibody, sending its shares up nearly 20 percent. Under the terms of the agreement, Glenmark is expected to receive as much as $613 million, in addition to double-digit royalties on sales of products commercialised under the license. The molecule, GBR500, is used for the treatment of Crohn's disease and other inflammatory conditions.

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