Top Biopharma Deal June 2021: iTeos – GSK for EOS-448 anti-TIGIT mAb for Solid Tumors
Top Biopharma Partnership by Upfront Cash and Equity
iTeos development and commercialization deal with GSK for EOS-448
Announced: June 14, 2021
Total Deal Value: $2,075M
Upfront Cash: $625M
Upfront Equity: n/a
Option Payments: n/a
Milestones: $1,450M Dev. and Sales
Cost and Profit Split: 50% U.S.
Royalties: Tiered ex-U.S.
Phase II EOD-448 anti-TIGIT IgG1 mAb which binds to TIGIT and blocks its interaction with certain ligands, including CD155, CD112, and CD226 to activate an immune response from T cells and natural killer cells as part of the checkpoint pathway. IgG1 binds FcyR and triggers a pro-inflammatory cytokine release and activates antigen presenting cells and depletion of TIGIT+ Tregs and exhausted T cells.
Development and Commercial License
GSK is fully responsible for R&D costs, 50% of U.S. commercialization, and 100% of ex-U.S. commercialization.
- iTeos granted GSK exclusive, worldwide rights to develop and commercialize EOS-448 for solid tumors.
- GSK will be fully responsible for global R&D costs, 50% of U.S. commercialization, and 100% of ex-U.S. commercialization costs.
- iTeos Therapeutics will receive $625M up front and is eligible to receive up to $1.45B in milestone payments, a 50% cost and profit split in the U.S., and tiered royalties ex-U.S.
The Deal of the Month for May 2021 was also a TIGIT deal among Agenus and BMS for AGEN-1777. Read about it here.
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