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Roche licenses Plexxikon's Phase I kidney disease candidate

Executive Summary

Continuing a relationship that began two years ago, a new agreement has Roche licensing exclusive worldwide development and commercialization rights to Plexxikon Inc.'s (small-molecule therapeutics) Phase I Raf kinase inhibitor PLX5568 for polycystic kidney disease (PKD), an inherited condition characterized by the formation of renal cysts, which if enlarged, infected, or ruptured, could result in potential kidney failure. There is currently no marketed treatment for PKD.

Deal Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Alliance
    • Co-Promotion
    • Includes Royalty or Profit Split Information
    • R&D and Marketing (Licensing)

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