MacroGenics Enters Research Collaboration with Janssen to Develop Novel DART® Molecule
- Category: Antibodies
- Published on Friday, 18 December 2020 17:46
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ROCKVILLE, MD, USA I December 18, 2020 I MacroGenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGNX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announced today a research collaboration and global license agreement to develop a preclinical bispecific molecule with Janssen Biotech, Inc. The research collaboration will incorporate MacroGenics' proprietary DART® platform to enable simultaneous targeting of two undisclosed targets in a therapeutic area outside oncology.
“We are excited to collaborate with Janssen, which we believe is a leader in the field of next generation antibody-based therapeutics, by bringing together our two companies' respective scientific talent and experience to leverage our DART platform to generate a compelling product candidate that addresses unmet patient needs,” said Scott Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MacroGenics.
Under the terms of the agreement, Janssen will pay MacroGenics an upfront payment of $20 million and will be responsible for funding all expenses. MacroGenics will also be eligible to receive up to $312 million in potential milestone payments and tiered royalties on worldwide product sales. Further details about the transaction are not disclosed.
About MacroGenics, Inc.
MacroGenics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The Company generates its pipeline of product candidates primarily from its proprietary suite of next-generation antibody-based technology platforms, which have applicability across broad therapeutic domains. The combination of MacroGenics' technology platforms and protein engineering expertise has allowed the Company to generate promising product candidates and enter into several strategic collaborations with global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information, please see the Company's website at