Incyte Corporation has announced a global license and collaboration agreement with Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd. for the development and commercialization of SHR-1210, an investigational anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody. Under the agreement, Incyte will have the exclusive development and commercialization rights to SHR-1210 worldwide, with the exception of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. SHR-1210 is expected to enter proof-of-concept studies for the treatment of patients with advanced solid tumors in the coming months.
“The addition of this anti-PD-1 candidate to our early stage portfolio reinforces our commitment to cancer patients and further diversifies our clinical development programs,” stated Hervé Hoppenot, President and Chief Executive Officer of Incyte. “We continue to make excellent progress in the multiple clinical trials underway across our existing portfolio, including our strategic collaborations.”
Piaoyang Sun, Chairman of the Board of Hengrui, added, “Both Incyte and Hengrui are dedicated to cancer immunotherapy and are investigating several relevant biological targets in the area. The addition of SHR-1210 is an excellent fit to Incyte’s oncology portfolio, and we are pleased to see Incyte’s commitment to this PD-1 program. Combining the expertise and resources of both companies can accelerate the development of SHR-1210.”