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Novo Nordisk inked a global licence deal with biotech company EpiDestiny for sickle cell disease (“SCD”) program EPI01.
Per the deal, EpiDestiny will receive more than $400 million in upfront, development and sales milestone payments and will also get royalties on net sales. EpiDestiny retains all rights to continue development of EPI01 in oncology. EpiDestiny and Novo Nordisk will jointly develop EPI01 for SCD and beta-thalassaemia.
EPI01 is a novel, orally available, disease-modifying therapy to increase foetal haemoglobin (HbF) and interrupt SCD pathophysiology. EpiDestiny recently completed a phase I study with EPI01 in SCD patients demonstrating increased HbF expression and safety after eight weeks of administration in a small patient cohort.
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