NEW YORK The Deal -- Blue Bell, Pa.-based Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO - Get Report), has out-licensed two preclinical DNA immunotherapies, for prostate cancer and hepatitis B, plus a technology platform to Swiss drugs giant Roche Holdings.Roche will make a $10 million up-front payment to Inovio with development and commercial milestones of up to $412.5 million for an exclusive worldwide license to the drug candidates and exclusive use of Inovio's Cellectra electroporation technology for delivery of the vaccines. Roche also has an option to license additional vaccines for cancers.
The Deal: Roche Cuts Deal With Inovio for Cancer, Hep B Therapies
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