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Aptose Acquires China Rights to Leukemia Candidate in $125 Million Agreement

publication date: Jun 15, 2018

Aptose Biosciences of San Diego has added greater China to its in-licensing deal for a leukemia candidate discovered by Korea's CrystalGenomics. Aptose paid $3 million upfront and agreed to additional milestones along with a single-digit royalty on sales, totaling up to $125 million. CG-806 is a novel pre-clinical small molecule treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. In 2016, Aptose signed an $303 million option agreement for CG-806, excluding China and Korea. Last month, Aptose exercised that option ahead of schedule. More details....

Stock Symbols: (NSDQ: APTO; TSX: APS) (KOSDAQ: 083790)

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