Regeneron, Bayer extending co-operation

|About: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals... (REGN)|By:, SA News Editor

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) and Bayer (BAYZF) are deepening their relationship with a plan develop a new therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration.

Bayer will make an upfront payment of $25.5M to Regeneron and up to $40M in options and milestone payments, and it will pay royalties on any product sales outside the U.S.

Regeneron will retain 100% of U.S. profits.

Human clinical studies are planned for early this year. (PR)