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Merck & Co., Inc.
Drug Names(s): rVSV-EBOV Vaccine, BPSC1001, rVSVEBOV, V920, rVSV-ZEBOV-GP, V920 Ebola Vaccine
Description: NewLink is developing an Ebola vaccine.
NewLink Genetics and Merck
In November 2014, Merck and NewLink Genetics entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement to research, develop, manufacture, and distribute NewLink's investigational rVSV-EBOV (Ebola) vaccine candidate.
Under the terms of the agreement, Merck will be granted the exclusive rights to the rVSV-EBOV vaccine candidate as well as any follow-on products. The vaccine candidate is under an exclusive licensing arrangement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of NewLink Genetics. Under these license arrangements, the PHAC retains non-commercial rights pertaining to the vaccine candidate.
Partners: NewLink Genetics Corporation
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