MSD Signs a Research and Option to License Agreement with 4D Pharma to Develop Live Biotherapeutics for Vaccines

MSD Signs a Research and Option to License Agreement with 4D Pharma to Develop Live Biotherapeutics for Vaccines

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  • 4D to receive up front in cash for each indication, ~$347.5M as option exercise fee, development & commercialization milestones with royalties on sales of licensed product derived from the collaboration. 4D has rights to cause MSD to purchase 4D shares for $5M during the first 12 mos. of the collaboration
  • The agreement will combine 4D’s MicroRx platform with MSD’s expertise in the development and commercialization of vaccines for up to three indications and granting rights to MSD to develop, manufacture & commercialize vaccines following the exercise of any of its exclusive options
  • 4D’s MicroRx platform rapidly interrogate library of bacterial isolates for therapeutic functionality either by identifying strains having a significant effect on the host or by targeting diseases which are driven by pathways matching the host response profile of the strain

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