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Actelion partners orexin antagonist for insomnia with GSK

Executive Summary

Swiss biotech Actelion has licensed GlaxoSmithKline exclusive worldwide rights (outside Japan) to co-develop and co-promote its Phase III almorexant for primary insomnia plus additional indications. Almorexant, an orexin receptor antagonist, is an oral agent that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier.
Deal Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Alliance
    • R+D and Marketing-Licensing
    • Product or Technology Swap
    • Co-Promotion
    • Includes Royalty or Profit Split Information

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