Category: Technology Licenses
Created On: 2022-04-28
Record Count: 4
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IPSCIO Record ID: 7520
Each licensed product is to consist of a selected target attached to an XTEN polypeptide, to develop and commercialize up to four Licensed products, including VRS-317. The license gives Licensee rights with respect to two targets, namely hGH and another specified human protein.
VRS-317 was engineered using XTEN technology to extend the residence time in the bloodstream by reducing the clearance of rhGH from the body by the two primary mechanisms, kidney filtration and receptor mediated clearance. XTEN technology was developed by Licensor and involves the use of novel sequences of natural hydrophilic amino acids that can be genetically fused to a desired protein, such as rhGH in the case of VRS-317.
GHD is a chronic disease with multiple causes that affects two distinct patient groups, pediatric patients and adult patients, although rhGH treatment options for the two groups are the same. Children with GHD typically have pathologic degrees of short stature, a tendency toward obesity, delayed and deficient mineralization of the skeleton, impaired growth of skeletal muscle and development of a high risk lipid profile. GHD during adulthood manifests as alterations in body composition, such as decreased lean and increased fat mass with skeletal demineralization, and causes adverse changes in cardiovascular outcome markers. Patients with untreated GHD also face increased mortality.
IPSCIO Record ID: 349382
LUM-201 stimulates GH via the GH secretagogue receptor, also known as the ghrelin receptor, thus providing a differentiated mechanism of action to treat some rare endocrine disorders (involving a deficiency of GH) by increasing the amplitude of endogenous, pulsatile GH secretion. LUM-201â€™s stimulatory effect is regulated by both circulating levels of GH and its down-stream mediator insulin-like growth factor which at supraphysiological levels feedback or negatively regulate additional release of GH from the pituitary, hence protecting against hyperstimulation of GH release. LUM-201 has been observed to stimulate endogenous GH secretion in patients who have a functional but reduced hypothalamic pituitary GH axis.
The therapeutic goal in PGHD is to restore growth, enabling short children to achieve normal height and prevent complications that could involve metabolic abnormalities, cognitive deficiencies and reduced quality of life.
PGHD is a rare endocrine disorder occurring in approximately one in 3,500 persons aged birth to 17 years. Causes of PGHD can be congenital (children are born with the condition), acquired (brain tumor, head injuries or other causes), iatrogenic (induced by medical treatment) or idiopathic (of unknown cause). Children with untreated PGHD will have significant growth failure (potential adult heights significantly less than five feet and may have abnormal body composition with decreased bone mineralization, decreased lean body mass and increased fat mass).
IPSCIO Record ID: 7419
The Licensor granted the Licensee an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing license to MBX-8025 and certain other PPAR compounds (the PPAR Products) with the right to grant sublicenses to third parties to make, use and sell such PPAR Products.
MBX-8025 is a selective agonist (a substance that stimulates a response by binding to a receptor) for the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPARd), a nuclear receptor that regulates genes involved in lipid storage and transport (particularly in fatty acid oxidation) and insulin signaling and sensitivity. In preclinical studies in rodents, dogs and primates, MBX-8025 demonstrated a variety of beneficial effects on the lipid profile and other metabolic parameters. MBX-8025 treatment increased peripheral oxidation of fatty acids leading to reduced levels of triglycerides (TGs) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), while raising high-density lipoprotein (HDL). MBX-8025 inhibited fat mass accumulation, resulting in attenuation of body weight gain in rodent models of obesity.
MBX-8025 has potential therapeutic application for disorders linked to deficits in lipid storage, handling and utilization, many of which result in metabolic disorders. To date, it has been in development as a first-in-class treatment that effectively addresses all three lipid disorders associated with mixed dyslipidemia (abnormal lipid levels in the blood) as well as a majority of the cardiovascular risk factors that define metabolic syndrome. The future development program will focus on high unmet need indications in dyslipidemia as well as in high unmet need specialty and orphan diseases.
The 8-week Phase 2 study investigated MBX-8025 at doses of 50 or 100 mg/day in moderately obese patients with mixed dyslipidemia. The study demonstrated that treatment with MBX-8025 led to significant reductions in total LDL (~20%) and selective depletion of the small dense atherogenic (promotion of arterial plaque formation) LDL particles, resulting in an exceptional improvement in the LDL particle size profile. It also decreased TGs (~30%) and raised HDL (~12%). This unique combination of effects significantly decreased the atherogenic risk of patientsâ€™ lipid profile. When administered in combination with atorvastatin (LipitorÂ®), MBX-8025 provided a comprehensive improvement in all lipid and cardiovascular risk parameters without side effects seen in other combination lipid therapies.
In addition, MBX-8025 addressed other aspects of metabolic syndrome, including improvements in insulin sensitivity and trends toward decreased waist circumference and body fat. Over half of the patients that entered the Phase 2 study meeting the criteria for metabolic syndrome no longer met the criteria at the end of the study.
The product seladelpar is for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), an autoimmune disease that causes progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver. Seladelpar is a potent and selective agonist of PPARd, a nuclear receptor that regulates genes important for lipid, bile acid/sterol and glucose metabolism and for inflammation in liver and muscle.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Licensee has full control and responsibility over the research, development and registration of any PPAR Products and is required to use diligent efforts to conduct all such activities.
The Licensee shall grant the Licensor a worldwide, exclusive, irrevocable license under the agreement in all information that is controlled, developed or acquired by the Licensee which relates to a PPAR compound or PPAR product and in all patents that are filed.
IPSCIO Record ID: 221363
(a) to Commercialize the Product in the Territory;
(b) to Manufacture in any country the quantities of Product required for Commercialization in the Territory; and
(c) to Develop the Product for Commercialization in the Territory.
â€œAPIâ€ means the active pharmaceutical ingredient macimorelin acetate, and any metabolite, salt, ester, hydrate, solvate, isomer, enantiomer, free acid form, free base form, crystalline form, co-crystalline form, amorphous form, pro-drug, racemate, polymorph, chelate, stereoisomer, tautomer, or optically active form of any of the foregoing.
Macrilenâ„¢ (macimorelin) is an orally-active ghrelin agonist that stimulates the secretion of growth hormone. Macrilenâ„¢ (macimorelin) has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for the evaluation of growth hormone deficiency. On December 20, 2017, the FDA granted Licensor marketing approval for Macrilenâ„¢ (macimorelin) to be used in the diagnosis of patients with adult growth hormone deficiency (â€œAGHDâ€).
â€œAdult Indicationâ€ means assessing GHD in adults.
â€œGHDâ€ means growth hormone deficiency.
AGHD reportedly affects approximately 60,000 adults across the U.S. and Canada. Growth hormone not only plays an important role in growth from childhood to adulthood, but also helps promote a hormonally-balanced health status. AGHD mostly results from damage to the pituitary gland. It is usually characterized by a reduction in bone mineral density, lean body mass, exercise capacity, and overall quality of life as well as an increase of cardiovascular risks.
Licensor Trademarkâ€ means the Macrilen trademark registered in the Territory and any accompanying logos, trade names, trade dress and/or other indicia relating to the Product Controlled by the Licensor.