(MENAFN- GlobeNewsWire - Nasdaq) MeiraGTx to receive $50 million milestone after initiation of the extension study for the Phase 3 LUMEOS clinical trial for botaretigene sparoparvovec (bota-vec, formerly AAV-RPGR) for the treatment of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP)
LONDON and NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MeiraGTx Holdings plc (Nasdaq: MGTX), a vertically integrated, clinical stage gene therapy company, today announced the achievement of the first milestone under the asset purchase agreement the Company entered into with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (J&J), a Johnson & Johnson company, in December 2023 relating to bota-vec for the treatment of XLRP.
“We are very happy to announce that the LUMEOS extension study has been initiated, which triggered the $50 million milestone payment to MeiraGTx under the asset purchase agreement with J&J,” said Alexandria Forbes, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of MeiraGTx.
Agreements related to bota-vec :
MeiraGTx anticipates receiving an additional $15 million in near-term milestone payments later in 2024. The Company will receive up to a further $285 million upon first commercial sales of bota-vec in the U.S. and EU and for manufacturing technology transfer. MeiraGTx also entered into a commercial supply agreement with J&J for bota-vec manufacturing, which the Company anticipates will generate additional revenue during the product launch.
MeiraGTx (Nasdaq: MGTX) is a vertically integrated, clinical-stage gene therapy company with a broad pipeline of late stage clinical programs supported by end-to-end manufacturing capabilities. MeiraGTx has an internally developed manufacturing platform process, internal plasmid production for GMP, two GMP viral vector production facilities as well as an in-house Quality Control hub for stability and release, all fit for IND through commercial supply. MeiraGTx has core capabilities in viral vector design and optimization and a transformative Riboswitch gene regulation platform technology that allows precise, dose-responsive control of gene expression by oral small molecules. MeiraGTx is focusing the Riboswitch platform on delivery of metabolic peptides including GLP-1, GIP, Glucagon and PYY using oral small molecules, as well as cell therapy for autoimmune disease. Although initially focusing on the eye, central nervous system, and salivary gland, MeiraGTx has developed the technology to apply genetic medicine to more common diseases, increasing efficacy, addressing novel targets, and expanding access in some of the largest disease areas where the unmet need remains great.
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