Volume 95 Issue 11 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 13, 2017

Sanofi, AstraZeneca in respiratory deal

Department: Business
Keywords: vaccines, monoclonal antibody

Sanofi Pasteur and MedImmune, the biologics arm of AstraZeneca, have agreed to develop MED18897, a monoclonal antibody, for the prevention of lower respiratory tract illness caused by respiratory syncytial virus. MED18897 is currently in a Phase II clinical trial involving infants ineligible for Synagis, the current standard of care. Sanofi Pasteur will make an up-front payment of $127 million to MedImmune and milestone payments of up to $523 million.

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