Bayer wins OK for hemophilia A treatment; Agenus sells off a slice of future royalties for $15M

→ Japanese officials have approved Bayer’s hemophilia A drug Jivi (BAY94-9027), a Factor VIII treatment.

Xoma is tapping into their line of credit at Silicon Valley Bank to help pay a $15 million tab to buy into Agenus’ royalty stream due for its licensing rights to immuno-oncology drugs being developed by Merck and Incyte. “This is an important deal reflecting our new royalty-aggregator strategy to acquire milestone and royalty payments associated with therapeutic candidates partnered by others,” said Xoma CEO Jim Neal.

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