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SOTIO Expands its Antibody-Drug Conjugate Pipeline with Exclusive Collaboration and License Agreement with LegoChem Biosciences

  • SOTIO Biotech licenses LegoChem Biosciences (LCB) technology for five new antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) programs
  • Rights to LCB’s ADC platform acquired for total of up to $1027.5 million payable based on certain developments and regulatory achievements, including upfront and near-term success dependent milestones worth up to $29.5 million
  • SOTIO will be responsible for the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of the ADC products

SOTIO Biotech, a clinical stage immuno-oncology company owned by PPF Group, today announced an exclusive, target-specific license and option agreement with LegoChem Biosciences Inc. (LCB, KOSDAQ: 141080), a biotechnology company focused on developing its clinical-stage platform technology enabling antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) with an excellent therapeutic index. SOTIO will obtain rights to deploy LCB’s ADC technology for up to five therapeutic programs targeting distinct tumor-associated antigens.

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Acquisition agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim for NBE-Therapeutics marks first major biotech exit for PPF Group

  • €1.18 billion acquisition provides for significant returns to PPF Group as NBE’s largest shareholder
  • SOTIO, a clinical stage immuno-oncology company, and a member of PPF Group, continues development of two ADC products under the collaboration with NBE

PPF Group, an international investment group, today announced the signing of a binding agreement to sell its stake in NBE-Therapeutics to Boehringer Ingelheim. NBE-Therapeutics is using its proprietary iADC™ platform to develop potential best-in-class antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) therapies for the treatment of solid tumors. The lead program NBE-002, an iADC targeting ROR1, entered the Phase 1 clinical testing in 2020. 

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SOTIO and NBE-Therapeutics sign collaboration and license agreement for next-generation antibody-drug conjugates

Basel, Switzerland & Prague, Czech Republic  NBE-Therapeutics AG and SOTIO a.s. today announced that the companies have entered into a collaboration for the development of next-generation antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for improved cancer therapy. Under the agreement, NBE and SOTIO will collaborate on the discovery, non-clinical development and manufacturing of novel ADC products against undisclosed targets. The ADC products will be based on NBE’s proprietary antibody discovery and conjugation platforms, including NBE’s Transpo-mAbTM antibody platform, its site-specific SMACTM conjugation technology and its novel ultra-potent toxin platform. SOTIO will have global responsibility for clinical development, registration and commercialization of the ADC products.