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Sosei Heptares banks $30m milestone in Neurocrine Bio alliance

August 5, 2022

The latest candidate to move into phase 2 is NBI-1117568, an oral, selective muscarinic M4 receptor agonist, which is the most advanced candidate in a $2.6 billion alliance with Neurocrine signed last year, and included an upfront payment of $100 million.

The latest milestone payment has been triggered by FDA approval to start a phase 2 trial of the drug in schizophrenia, said Sosei Heptares this morning. Also covered by the pact is a dual M1/M4 agonist and a selective M1 agonist, which are scheduled to start clinical trials in 2023 and would trigger additional payments.

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