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Infinity Pharma buys an option on future IPI-145 royalties

  • Infinity Pharmaceuticals (INFI +0.2%) purchases an option to buy out all future royalty payments due to Takeda's Millennium Pharmaceuticals for sales of IPI-145, Infinity's oral PI3K inhibitor.
  • In exchange for a one-time upfront payment of $5M, the company receives an option to terminate its obligation to Millennium future royalties related to IPI-145 in oncology. Infinity may exercise the option by providing written notice to Millennium and paying a one-time exercise fee of $52.5M on or before March 31, 2015.
  • Infinity will remain obligated to pay Millennium milestones related to the first two distinct PI3K product candidates that gain regulatory approval, including IPI-145. The remaining payments include up to $220M in success-based regulatory milestones, up to $230M in commercial milestones and up to $5M in development milestones.
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