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Drug Names(s): ACP196, ACP-196
Description: ACP-196 is a Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor.
Merck and Acerta
At an undisclosed time, Merck granted Acerta rights to a wide array of kinase inhibitors. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
AstraZeneca and Acerta
In December 2015, AstraZeneca announced that it has entered into an agreement to invest in a majority equity stake in Acerta Pharma, a privately-owned biopharmaceutical company based in the Netherlands and US.
Under the terms of the agreement, AstraZeneca will acquire 55% of the entire issued share capital of Acerta for an upfront payment of $2.5 billion. A further unconditional payment of $1.5 billion will be paid either on receipt of the first regulatory approval for acalabrutinib for any indication in the US, or the end of 2018, depending on which is first. The agreement also includes options which, if exercised, provide the opportunity for Acerta shareholders to sell, and AstraZeneca to buy, the remaining 45% of shares in Acerta. The options can be exercised at various...See full deal structure in Biomedtracker
Partners: Merck & Co., Inc. Acerta Pharma BV
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