Sun Pharma and Philogen Sign Exclusive Agreement for NIDLEGY™ Commercialization in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand

31 May 2023 | Wednesday | News

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (Reuters: SUN.BO), (Bloomberg: SUNP IN), (NSE: SUNPHARMA), (BSE: 524715) (together with its subsidiaries and/or associated companies, "Sun Pharma") and Philogen S.p.A (BIT: PHIL) today announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement for commercializing Philogen's specialty product, Nidlegy™ (Daromun) in the territories of Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Nidlegy™, currently in Phase III clinical trials, is a new anti-cancer biopharmaceutical which is being developed by Philogen for the treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.
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Under the terms of the agreement, Sun Pharma will have exclusive rights to commercialise Nidlegy™ for indications of skin cancers in the territories of EuropeAustralia and New Zealand. Philogen will complete pivotal clinical trials for the product in Europe, pursue Marketing Authorization with the regulatory authorities and manufacture commercial supplies. Sun Pharma will be responsible for commercialization activities. The two partner companies will share post-commercialization economics in about 50:50 ratio. Other financial terms were not disclosed. Philogen will retain the IP rights for Nidlegy™ for other territories and indications other than skin cancers.

Hellen De Kloet, Business Head - Western Europe and ANZ, Sun Pharma, said, "We are delighted to partner with Philogen for Nidlegy™, a close to market, new immunotherapy treatment in skin cancers. This collaboration is in line with our goal to bring innovative products to patients. With the expected addition of Nidlegy™ to our existing Odomzo™ franchise, we will be well-positioned to provide patient solutions across a broad spectrum of skin cancers in various disease stages."

Prof. Dr. Dario Neri, CEO and CSO of Philogen, commented: "We are pleased to establish a collaboration with Sun Pharma, a leading global pharmaceutical company, in the onco-dermatology space. This collaboration will focus on the commercialization of Nidlegy™, a new immunotherapy that brings promise to improve the therapeutic options for patients suffering from melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, high-risk conditions with unmet medical need. Both companies are committed to the development and commercialization of Nidlegy™ making it widely available to patients who may benefit from it."

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