PLAN-LES-OUATES, Switzerland-(BUSINESS WIRE)

NovImmune, an antibody-focused research and development biotech company, announced today that it successfully entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Genentech Inc. a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) for a proprietary anti-IL-17 fully human monoclonal antibody, and access to back-up antibodies. Recently, the IL-17 signaling pathway has received significant academic and corporate interest as its manipulation may potentially provide new treatment opportunities for major medical conditions.

The anti-IL-17 antibody was generated by NovImmune’s research team and is currently in late preclinical development. Under the terms of the agreement NovImmune will receive an upfront payment and is eligible to receive clinical milestones and royalties on sales. Full financial terms have not been disclosed.

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