As doubts continue to fester, Inovio gets another shove as Roche exits collaboration
Three years after Roche signed up for a $422 million collaboration pact with Inovio $INO on a pair of its early-stage development programs, the pharma giant is bowing out of the last remaining effort in the partnership. Inovio says that it will take over the Phase I study for the hepatitis B vaccine INO-1800, which is now finally enrolling patients.
Roche took considerably less time on INO-5150, its cancer vaccine. The company bowed out of that program in 2014. At the time, Inovio had said it was starting a Phase I on 5150 in 2015. But according to its pipeline chart, that’s where it still sits today.
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