Evotec and Boehringer Ingelheim Extend and Broaden Research Collaboration
News Nov 12, 2009
Evotec AG has announced that it has extended the research collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim for a further 4 years. The collaboration was initiated in August 2004 and has been extended on two previous occasions.
At the same time, based on the success to date in the areas of CNS, inflammation, cardiometabolic and respiratory diseases the scope of the collaboration has been expanded to also include oncology targets. Over the term of the extension Evotec will receive research funding of around EUR 15 million plus success milestones and royalties.
Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer of Evotec, commented: “We are extremely pleased and proud that Boehringer Ingelheim continues to see the value that we bring to their research, by committing to one of the largest and most innovative integrated research projects in the industry. This extension speaks volumes for the excellent scientific results achieved.”
Dr Wolfgang Rettig, Corporate Senior Vice President Research of Boehringer Ingelheim, commented: “Evotec has continually demonstrated exceptional scientific expertise in support of our research. We are very pleased to be able to continue our collaboration with Evotec and expand it into new areas of research and have no doubt that they will continue to assist us in achieving our drug discovery goals.”
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