This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
$1 buys you full access to ALL of TheStreet's Subscription Services! Learn More

AMRI Signs Exclusive Option To License Its Tubulin Inhibitor Program For Cancer

Stocks in this article: AMRI









ALBANY, N.Y., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AMRI (Nasdaq: AMRI), a global contract healthcare services organization spanning the entire R&D continuum, announced today that it has signed an exclusive option to enter a license agreement with Bessor Pharma, LLC, a translational drug development company led by industry veteran Barry A. Berkowitz, Ph.D., for the development of ALB 109564(a), AMRI's novel tubulin inhibitor compound in late Phase I testing for the treatment of cancer.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120229/NY61160LOGO )

Under the terms of this agreement, AMRI will receive an undisclosed option fee and reimbursement for certain costs associated with the intellectual property related to ALB 109564(a).  The option period is approximately eight months, during which time Bessor Pharma will conduct further due diligence, engage in the required fund raising and coordinate with AMRI a technology transfer and advanced development plan. Upon exercising the option, Bessor Pharma will receive an exclusive license to the ALB 109564(a) intellectual property, and be solely responsible for all related research and development and patent costs.  Under the terms of the license, AMRI will receive royalties on sales of any ALB 109564(a)-related drug that is commercialized, in addition to the potential to earn additional revenue as the manufacturer of the drug itself.  In the event that the option is not exercised, all rights to ALB 109564(a) will revert to AMRI.

AMRI Chairman and CEO Thomas E. D'Ambra, Ph.D. said, "We are very pleased with this commercialization opportunity for our tubulin inhibitor program. We believe this novel compound offers good potential to advance the effectiveness of treatment against certain types of cancer in humans, and Dr. Berkowitz and his team have a proven track record of success in drug development.  The tubulin program is one of the assets that we have developed from our past R&D investments.  As we have stated previously, we will continue to pursue strategic opportunities to enable AMRI to advance the clinical development of our other compounds or programs to create near and long-term value for the company."

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,827.75 +12.81 0.07%
S&P 500 2,072.83 +5.80 0.28%
NASDAQ 4,787.3170 +29.0650 0.61%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs