Here's why Su­cam­po paid $200M for its PhI­II Nie­mann-Pick drug

In­ves­ti­ga­tors have out­lined the re­sults of a small, sin­gle-arm study of a new drug for Nie­mann-Pick type C dis­ease which in­spired a $200 mil­lion biotech buy­out ear­li­er this year.

The drug is cy­clodex­trin, or at least a unique mix­ture of 2-hy­drox­ypropyl-ß- cy­clodex­trins (HPßCD) that Vtesse had moved in­to a piv­otal study af­ter glean­ing pos­i­tive da­ta from a study with 14 pa­tients. Su­cam­po bagged the biotech and its drug for $200 mil­lion in April, tak­ing over con­trol of the Phase III.

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