Xencor and Roche Extend XmAb™ Antibody Therapeutics Collaboration
News Jan 12, 2006
Roche and Xencor entered into an initial collaboration in January 2005, in which Roche applies Xencor's XmAb Fc domains with the aim of enhancing the therapeutic efficacy of an antibody against a cancer target.
"We are very pleased to continue working with Roche to apply our XmAb proprietary engineered Fc domains to enhance the efficacy of Roche's proprietary antibodies," said Bassil Dahiyat, Ph.D., President and CEO of Xencor.
Under the original collaboration, Xencor received technology access and license fees, and is eligible to receive additional license fees, milestones and royalties in the event that Roche advances candidates into development. Xencor will receive additional fees for the extension.