Innate Pharma announces exclusive license of antibodies to Takeda for celiac disease research program

  • Takeda to obtain exclusive worldwide rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC) using a panel of selected antibodies developed by Innate

Innate Pharma SA (Euronext Paris: IPH; Nasdaq: IPHA) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Takeda under which Innate grants Takeda exclusive worldwide rights to research and develop antibody drug conjugates (ADC) using a panel of selected Innate antibodies against an undisclosed target, with a primary focus in Celiac disease.

Takeda will be responsible for the future development, manufacture and commercialization of any potential products developed using the licensed antibodies.

Yannis Morel, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Product portfolio strategy & Business development at Innate Pharma

We are thrilled to be working with Takeda, a company which has been very successful in developing new drugs across multiple therapeutic areas. This agreement expands the application of Innate’s science beyond our oncology focus and demonstrates how our antibody engineering expertise can play a major role in developing Antibody Drug Conjugate formats. Our antibody platform has the broad ability to contribute to modalities not only via NK Cell Engagers through our ANKET® technology but also with Antibody Drug Conjugates.”

Under the terms of the license agreement, Innate will receive a $5m upfront payment and is eligible to receive up to $410m in future development, regulatory and commercial milestones if all milestones are achieved during the term of the agreement, plus royalties on potential net sales of any commercial product resulting from the license.