Pfizer, BIND Amend Nanomedicine Pact
BIND Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage nanomedicine platform company developing targeted and programmable therapeutics called Accurins, has extended its global collaboration with Pfizer Inc. to create Accurins that optimize the therapeutic potential of two molecularly targeted oncology drugs in Pfizer’s pipeline. The collaboration was originally established in April 2013 and the timeline for Pfizer to exercise its option to acquire the exclusive license for the first program continues to be September 2015. Both companies agreed to an extension of the timeline for the second program through March 2016.
A development milestone was achieved for the first program in December 2014. The 2015 option target date on the first compound remains unchanged and this extension allows BIND and Pfizer an additional year to complete preclinical research evaluating the second program.
Under terms of the original agreement, Pfizer has the exclusive option to pursue development and commercialization of the Accurins selected. Both companies will work together on preclinical research, and if Pfizer exercises its option, Pfizer will have responsibility for development and commercialization of the selected Accurins.BIND received an upfront payment of $4.0 million in 2013, a $1.0 million preclinical development milestone in December 2014, and has the potential to receive payments up to $88.5 million upon the achievement of additional specified development and regulatory events. BIND may also receive additional payments up to $110 million for specified commercial events as well as royalties in the low single to high single digit percentages on potential future sales of each Accurin commercialized, if any.
In addition to Pfizer, BIND has announced ongoing collaborations withAstraZeneca AB, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and Merck & Co. to develop Accurins based on their proprietary therapeutic payloads and targeting ligands.
Source: BIND Therapeutics