Roche Closes Agreement with Inflazome for $450 Million

September 21, 2020

Roche will gain full rights to Inflazome’s portfolio which includes clinical and preclinical orally available small molecule NLRP3 inhibitors.

Roche announced on Sept. 21, 2020 that it has closed an agreement with Inflazome, an Irish biotech company, for €380 million (US $450 million) up front.

Under the terms of the agreement, Inflazome will receive the up-front payment along with additional contingent payments based on the achievement of certain milestones, an Inflazome press release said. Additionally, Roche will gain full rights to Inflazome’s portfolio which includes clinical and preclinical orally available small molecule NLRP3 inhibitors.

“We are delighted to close this deal with Roche, an outstanding pharmaceutical company with a broad commitment to multiple indications,” said Matt Cooper, CEO, Inflazome, in the press release. “With Inflazome now part of the Roche organization, Inflazome’s pioneering molecules are well positioned to be developed quickly and effectively so they can help patients suffering from debilitating diseases.”

Source: Inflazome