Akeso Out Licenses its Ivonescimab to Summit for ~$5B

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Akeso Out Licenses its Ivonescimab to Summit for ~$5B


  • Akeso to receive $500M up front, ~$4.5B in regulatory & commercial milestones making a total deal value of $5.0B along with royalties. Ivonescimab, known as AK112 in China & Australia and as SMT112 in the License Territories
  • Summit gets an exclusive right to develop & commercialize SMT112 in the US, Canada, EU, and Japan while Akeso gets the rights in the rest of the regions incl. China, leading the R&D expenses relating to Ivonescimab, incl. pre-clinical, safety & efficacy trials in non-licensed territories
  • Akeso is conducting 2 P-III trials of ivonescimab, one for NSCLC & second for EGFR-mutated advanced non-sq. NSCLC. Summit plans to start its clinical program in Q2’23 & announced a $500M rights offering & issuance of $520M in promissory notes

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