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Drug Names(s): iodine131-labeled B-lymphocyte stimulator, LR131
Description: LymphoRad is a radioiodinated form of BLyS, the B cell stimulating protein discovered by and being developed by HGSI. Preclinical data demonstrate that the construct binds to receptors found only on the surfaces of B cells and B cell tumors, delivering low doses of radiation causing cell death.
Deal Structure: In July 2012, GlaxoSmithKline and Human Genome Sciences entered into a definitive agreement under which GSK will acquire HGS for US$14.25 per share in cash. The acquisition was completed in August 2012.
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