Seagen and Daiichi are duking it out over the linkers used in some blockbuster drug plays. Could that affect a high-dollar AstraZeneca collaboration?
AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo have struck gold as part of a high-dollar ADC collaboration, with Enhertu well on its way to blockbuster sales. But Daiichi’s erstwhile research partner Seagen believes it’s owed a cut of the profit — and that could be a problem for AstraZeneca.
Analysts are expecting a decision by the end of the year on an arbitration dispute between Seagen and Daiichi claiming three of Daiichi’s antibody-drug conjugates, including blockbuster-to-be Enhertu, use improved technology from a former pact between the two companies and therefore are partly owned by Seagen.
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