Millendo Licenses AstraZeneca Drug | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 2 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 11, 2016

Millendo Licenses AstraZeneca Drug

Department: Business
Keywords: orphan drugs, endocrine diseases, equity investment

Millendo Therapeutics, formerly known as Atterocor, has licensed a compound from AstraZeneca and raised new funding to advance research on treatments for orphan and specialty endocrine diseases. Millendo will license AstraZeneca’s AZD4901, a therapy for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder whose symptoms include infertility. In exchange, AstraZeneca will receive an undisclosed up-front payment from and take an equity stake in Millendo. Separately, Millendo raised $62 million from new and existing investors including Roche. A Roche representative will join Millendo’s board.

 
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