Bouncing back from a PhII flop in schizophrenia, Neurocrine steers into the busy M4/M1 pathway with a $100M cash deal
Eight months after Neurocrine $NBIX chronicled a flop for a mid-stage schizophrenia drug, the biotech is headed right back into Phase II armed with a new drug candidate from Sosei Heptares.
Neurocrine outlined a deal that provides Sosei Heptares $100 million upfront, R&D expenses and a motherlode of milestones worth up to $2.6 billion if successful. That starting figure closely resembles what the biotech paid Takeda to land 3 programs, including the schizophrenia drug TAK-831, which failed to measure up in the clinic.
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