EditForce and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Enter into License Agreement

06 July 2022 | Wednesday | News

EditForce, Inc. (Headquarters: Fukuoka, President and CEO: Takashi Ono; hereinafter "EditForce") has entered into a License Agreement (hereinafter "Agreement") with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka, Representative Director: Hiroaki Ueno; hereinafter "MTPC") to research, develop and commercialize potential gene therapy products for a specific target disease in the field of CNS by utilizing EditForce's proprietary PPR protein platform technology.

In this alliance, MTPC and EditForce aim to create potential novel pharmaceuticals for the specific CNS disease by utilizing the drug R&D know-how and global business experience of MTPC and the novel biotechnology of EditForce. MTPC will acquire the exclusive right to conduct the selection of drug candidate molecules, preclinical and clinical development, manufacturing, and commercialization worldwide.

Under the terms of the Agreement, EditForce will receive an upfront payment and milestone payments amounting to over 20 billion yen depending on the development stage and commercialization progress, and royalties based on worldwide sales after the launch.

"I am so delighted to reach the agreement with MTPC, which has an interest in our proprietary PPR protein platform technology," said Takashi Ono, President and CEO of EditForce. "We look forward to working closely with MTPC to develop and deliver breakthrough pharmaceutical products with our technology to patients suffering from diseases."

EditForce will proceed with R&D of pharmaceuticals using its PPR protein platform technology.


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