Cellectis and Servier Execute the Amendment Confirming the Expansion of their Collaboration on UCART19 Products
Published on March 04, 2020 in New York, NY
Cellectis grants additional rights to Servier to develop and commercialize all next generation gene-edited allogeneic CAR T-cell products targeting CD19, including ALLO-501A
March 4, 2020 – New York (N.Y.) – Cellectis(Euronext Growth: ALCLS; Nasdaq: CLLS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing immunotherapies based on gene-edited allogeneic CAR T-cells (UCART), and Servier, an international pharmaceutical company, today announced the execution of the amendment to the agreement initially signed between the two companies in 2014 and modified in 2019. This amendment follows the execution of the binding term sheet announced on February 18, 2020.
Under this amendment, Cellectis grants to Servier an expanded exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize all next generation gene-edited allogeneic CAR T-cell products targeting CD19, including rights to ALLO-501A, an anti-CD19 candidate in which the rituximab recognition domains have been removed, either directly or through its US sublicensee, Allogene Therapeutics.
Financial terms are improved to include an additional USD 27.6 million (EUR 25 million) upfront payment, as well as up to USD 410 million (EUR 370 million) in clinical and commercial milestones. The royalty rate is increased from tiered high single-digit royalties to flat low double-digit royalties based on net sales of products.
In addition, Cellectis regains exclusive control over the five undisclosed allogeneic CAR T-cell targets previously covered by the initial agreement.
About UCART19/ALLO-501 and ALLO-501A
UCART19/ALLO-501 and ALLO-501A are two anti-CD19 allogeneic CAR-T product candidates being jointly developed under a clinical development collaboration between Servier and Allogene Therapeutics based on an exclusive license granted by Cellectis to Servier.
Such products utilize Cellectis’ technologies, including TALEN® gene editing technology pioneered and controlled by Cellectis. Servier grants to Allogene exclusive rights to UCART19 in the US while Servier retains exclusive rights for all other countries.