Cytos licenses vaccine to Novartis | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 18 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 30, 2007

Cytos licenses vaccine to Novartis

Department: Business

Cytos Biotechnology has licensed CYT002-NicQb, a therapeutic vaccine in Phase II development for the treatment of nicotine addiction, to fellow Swiss firm Novartis. Cytos will get close to $30 million up front from Novartis and could receive almost $500 million in various milestone payments. According to Cytos, vaccination with CYT002-NicQb has been shown to induce nicotine-specific antibodies that bind nicotine in the bloodstream.

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