macos : Merck to Acquire Peloton Therapeutics
Merck to Acquire Peloton Therapeutics, Bolstering Oncology Pipeline
Acquisition Includes Novel Late-Stage Renal Cell Carcinoma Candidate, PT2977
ENILWORTH, N.J. & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck, through a subsidiary, will acquire privately held Peloton, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel small molecule therapeutic candidates targeting hypoxia-inducible factor-2? (HIF-2?) for the treatment of patients with cancer and other non-oncology diseases. Peloton?s lead candidate is PT2977, a novel oral HIF-2? inhibitor in late-stage development for renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Under terms of the agreement, Merck, through a subsidiary, will acquire all outstanding shares of Peloton in exchange for an upfront payment of $1.05 billion in cash. In addition, Peloton shareholders will be eligible to receive a further $1.15 billion contingent upon successful achievement of future regulatory and sales milestones for certain candidates.
ARO-HIF2a soll dieses Jahr noch in die Klinik?