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Betta Pharma Signs $135 Million Deal for China Rights to Two Immunotherapies

publication date: Jun 22, 2020

Hangzhou Betta Pharma signed a $135 million deal to in-license China rights for two immunotherapies from Agenus of Massachusetts. The two candidates are balstilimab, an anti-PD-1, expected to file for US approval this year, and zalifrelima, an anti-CTLA-4. They are being tested to treat refractory or metastatic cervical cancer. Betta will pay $35 million upfront ($15 million in cash and a $20 million equity investment) plus $100 million in potential milestones, and it will make royalty payments on net sales. More details....

Stock Symbols: (SHZ: 300558) (NSDQ: AGEN)

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