Aptevo Therapeutics to receive Seven Year Quarterly Royalty Payment Stream from Pfizer for Sales of Rituximab Biosimilar
- Published Articles Suggest the Global Market for Rituximab Biosimilars Could Potentially be over
$1 BillionPer Year
- Royalty Stream Relates to Agreement Acquired in Aptevo Spin-off from Emergent BioSolutions
"We are pleased to be receiving this first royalty payment from Pfizer and look forward to future quarterly payments, all of which will contribute non-dilutive funding to support our organization," said
The payment from Pfizer relates to an agreement acquired by Aptevo as part of its spin-off from Emergent BioSolutions in 2016, which applies a fixed royalty rate in the low single digits on net sales in
RUXIENCE is a biosimilar of Biogen's RITUXAN. In the US, RUXIENCE is approved for treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (alone or with other chemotherapy medicines), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (with the chemotherapy medicines fludarabine and cyclophosphamide), and Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis and Microscopic Polyangiitis (with glucocorticoids). The product is also approved for use in
Additional information can be found in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Aptevo on
RUXIENCE is a trademark of Pfizer; RITUXAN is a trademark of Biogen.
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