May 2022 Top Biopharma Deal: Dragonfly Therapeutics – Gilead Sciences NK cell engager for cancer/inflammation

by | Jun 10, 2022

May 2022 Top Biopharma Deal Upfront

Dragonfly Therapeutics development and commercialization deal with Gilead Sciences for solid tumors

 Announced: May 2, 2022

Total Deal Value: $300M + Undisclosed opt-ins and milestones

Upfront Cash: $300M

Upfront Equity: n/a

Option Payments: Undisclosed opt-in payments

Milestones: Undisclosed dev., reg., and sales milestones

Royalty: Up to 20% royalties on worldwide net sales

Cost and Profit Split: n/a

The Asset:

Dragonfly Therapeutics’ DF-7001 5T4-targeting NK cell engager-based immunotherapy for solid tumors

Deal Structure:

Development and Commercial License

Partnership Features:

Collaborative Development, No Shared Cost; Option to Add NK Cell Engager Programs from the Tri-specific NK Engager (TriNKET) Platform

The Details:

  • Dragonfly granted Gilead exclusive, worldwide rights to develop and commercialize Dragonfly’s 5T4-targeting immunotherapy DF-7001 for the treatment of cancer and inflammation.
  • Gilead has an exclusive, worldwide option to develop and commercialize additional NK cell engager programs by using its Tri-specific NK Engager (TriNKET) platform after the completion of certain preclinical activities.
  • Dragonfly will receive $300M up front and is eligible to receive undisclosed opt-in payments and development, regulatory, and commercial milestones, plus up to 20% royalties.

Last Month:

Congrats to Dragonfly Therapeutics and Gilead Sciences for landing DealForma’s May 2022 Top Biopharma Deal. Last month’s Deal of the Month was Harbour BioMed and AstraZeneca’s bispecific antibody deal for cancer treatment. Read about it here.

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