Translate Bio Announces Closing of Collaboration and Licensing Agreement with Sanofi Pasteur to Develop mRNA Vaccines for Infectious Diseases

- July 9th, 2018

Translate Bio (Nasdaq:TBIO), a clinical-stage messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics company developing a new class of potentially transformative medicines to treat diseases caused by protein or gene dysfunction, today announced the closing of a previously announced research collaboration and licensing agreement with Sanofi Pasteur to develop mRNA vaccines for up to five infectious disease pathogens following … Continued

Translate Bio (Nasdaq:TBIO), a clinical-stage messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics company developing a new class of potentially transformative medicines to treat diseases caused by protein or gene dysfunction, today announced the closing of a previously announced research collaboration and licensing agreement with Sanofi Pasteur to develop mRNA vaccines for up to five infectious disease pathogens following notice of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. Under the terms of the agreement, Sanofi Pasteur has agreed to pay Translate Bio an upfront payment of $45 million.

As quoted in the press release:

On June 11, 2018, Translate Bio announced a multi-year research and development collaboration and exclusive licensing agreement with Sanofi Pasteur to develop mRNA vaccines for up to five undisclosed infectious disease pathogens. Under the agreement, Translate Bio and Sanofi Pasteur will jointly conduct research and development activities to advance mRNA vaccines during an initial three-year research term. Translate Bio is eligible to receive up to $805 million in payments, which includes an upfront payment of $45 million, certain development, regulatory and sales-related milestones across several vaccine targets, and option exercise fees if Sanofi Pasteur exercises its option related to development of vaccines for additional pathogens.  Translate Bio is also eligible to receive tiered royalty payments associated with worldwide sales of the developed vaccines. Sanofi Pasteur will pay for all costs during the research term and will receive exclusive worldwide commercialization rights. Translate Bio will be responsible for clinical manufacture and will be entitled to additional payments under a separate supply agreement to be established.

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