Volume 94 Issue 6 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 8, 2016

Takeda And Mersana Boost Partnership

Department: Business
Keywords: antibody-drug conjugates, cancer, linker chemistry

Takeda Pharmaceutical and Mersana Therapeutics have for a second time expanded an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) partnership that began in 2014. Under the new deal, Takeda gets rights outside the U.S. and Canada to Mersana’s lead product candidate, XMT-1522, an ADC that targets HER2-expressing cancers. Takeda also gets additional access to Mersana’s ADC technology, which features chemistry that links high anticancer payloads to antibodies. Mersana will get $40 million up front and an investment of up . . .

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