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Keymed and Lepu Biopharma Jointly Announce Global Exclusive Licence Agreement with AstraZeneca for CMG901

February 24, 2023 at 1:18:28 AM

Keymed Biosciences Inc., ("Keymed") (Stock Code: 02162 HK) and Lepu Biopharma Co., Ltd, (Stock Code: 02157.HK) today jointly announce a global exclusive licence agreement with AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/Nasdaq: AZN) for CMG901, a potential first-in-class Claudin 18.2 antibody drug conjugate (ADC). Under the licence agreement, AstraZeneca will be responsible for the research, development, manufacture and commercialisation of CMG901 globally.

CMG901 is currently in a Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of Claudin 18.2-positive solid tumors. Preliminary results from the Phase 1 trial indicated that CMG901 has a favorable safety and tolerability profile, and encouraging anti-tumor efficacy across the dose levels tested.


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