uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) entered an agreement with Chiesi Group to reacquire the rights to co-develop and commercialize its hemophilia B gene therapy in Europe and to terminate their co-development and license agreement.
As quoted in the press release:
“We are very pleased to reach an agreement with Chiesi to acquire back European and other territorial rights to our lead gene therapy program in hemophilia B,” stated Matthew Kapusta, Chief Executive Officer of uniQure. “By regaining unencumbered, global rights to a late-stage program that has demonstrated significant clinical benefit for patients with hemophilia B, we believe uniQure is better positioned to accelerate the global clinical development plan, maximize shareholder return on our pipeline and take advantage of new potential opportunities related to the program. We are grateful for the substantial investments that Chiesi has made in AMT-060, and we have been fortunate to have them as a collaboration partner over the years.”
“As we recently announced, we have made significant progress in preparing for a late-stage clinical program in hemophilia B and look forward to providing additional updates this fall,” added Mr. Kapusta.