Parvus Therapeutics’ Agreement with Genentech

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati represented Parvus in the transaction

Parvus Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of disease-specific immunoregulatory medicines to treat autoimmune diseases without impairing normal immunity, announced that it has entered into a worldwide collaboration and license agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to develop, manufacture, and commercialize novel Navacim™ therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune liver diseases, and celiac disease.

Parvus is eligible to receive upfront and milestone payments of more than $800 million from Genentech. Specifically, the company will receive an undisclosed upfront payment and is eligible to receive research, development, and commercialization milestone payments for each disease area within the collaboration, based on achievement of certain predetermined milestones. Parvus is also eligible to receive certain additional milestone payments in other disease areas, as well as royalties on net sales of products resulting from the collaboration.

Under the terms of the agreement, Parvus will conduct pre-clinical development and clinical development activities through Phase I. Genentech will be responsible for clinical development from Phase II and beyond, including global regulatory submissions and worldwide commercialization of products.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati represented Parvus with Ian Edvalson (Picture) and associates Sarah Parker and Nguyen Pham.

Involved fees earner: Ian Edvalson – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Sarah Parker – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Nguyen Pham – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Law Firms: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Clients: Parvus Therapeutics Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti