CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:MNTA) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive global collaboration agreement with Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq:MYL), (TASE:MYL) to develop, manufacture and commercialize six of Momenta’s current biosimilar candidates, including Momenta’s biosimilar candidate ORENCIA® (abatacept).
“We are thrilled to welcome Mylan as our new collaboration partner for biosimilars. Our two companies have a common focus on building an industry leading biosimilar portfolio that offers safe, effective and affordable products to the patients that need them,” said Craig A. Wheeler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Momenta Pharmaceuticals. “By combining Momenta’s proven capabilities in complex product development and Mylan’s world class global R&D, supply chain and commercial infrastructure, we are well positioned to become a strong competitor in this developing field. Our joint vision is to bring high quality, cost effective biosimilar products to markets worldwide and we believe our success will deliver a strong return to our companies’ stakeholders.”
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch commented, “This exciting collaboration with Momenta is focused on the next wave of biosimilar products and represents an important next step for Mylan in this area of significant future growth, leveraging Momenta’s unique technology capabilities and Mylan’s strong science, biosimilar development experience, operational excellence and expansive global commercial footprint. Through this collaboration, as well as other partnerships and the strong internal capabilities we have cultivated, Mylan is further expanding what is already one of the industry’s most robust and diverse biosimilar portfolios and helping to ensure we can deliver enhanced access to these critical products to patients around the world.”
Under the agreement, Mylan will make an upfront cash payment of $45 million and up to $200 million in contingent milestone payments to Momenta, with each company sharing equally in the costs and profits with respect to the products. The companies will be jointly responsible for product development and Mylan will lead worldwide commercialization efforts, with Momenta having an option to co-commercialize in a supporting commercial role, any approved products in the United States.
Conference Call Information
Momenta will host a conference call for investors today at 10 am ET to discuss this important biosimilars collaboration with Mylan. The conference call will be webcast live and a link to the webcast may be accessed on the “Investors” section of the company’s website, www.momentapharma.com. Please go to the site at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download, and install any necessary software. An archived version of the webcast will be posted on the Momenta website approximately two hours after the call.
To access the call you may also dial (877) 224-9084 (domestic) or (720) 545-0022 (international) prior to the scheduled conference call time and provide the access code 21610391. A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. To access the replay, please dial (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and provide the access code 21610391.
Momenta Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company specializing in the detailed structural analysis of complex drugs and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Momenta is applying its technology to the development of generic versions of complex drugs, biosimilar and potentially interchangeable biologics, and to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for oncology and autoimmune indications.
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Forward Looking Statement For Momenta Pharmaceuticals
Statements in this press release regarding management's future expectations, beliefs, intentions, goals, strategies, plans or prospects, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements concerning the collaboration agreement between Mylan N.V. and Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including anticipated payments, as well as future development, manufacture, and commercialization of biosimilars under the agreement; and our and Mylan’s ability to successfully develop and commercialize high quality, cost-effective biosimilar products, compete successfully in biosimilars, and increase shareholder value. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "anticipate," "believe," “continue,” "could," "hope," "target," "project," "goal," “objective,” “guidance,” “plan,” "potential," "predict," "might," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," “seek”, "should," "will," "would," "look forward" and other similar words or expressions, or the negative of these words or similar words or expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including receiving clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and those referred to under the section “Risk Factors” in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other documents that may be filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, or the risks and factors noted below by Mylan N.V., the Company's actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. The Company is providing the information in this press release as of this date and assumes no obligations to update the information included in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Forward Looking Statement for Mylan N.V.
This press release includes statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with regard to statements that the collaboration is focused on the next wave of biosimilar products and represents an important next step for Mylan in this area of significant future growth, leveraging Momenta’s unique technology capabilities and Mylan’s strong science, biosimilar development experience, operational excellence and expansive global commercial footprint and that Mylan is further expanding what is already one of the industry’s most robust and diverse biosimilar portfolios and helping to ensure it can deliver enhanced access to these critical products to patients around the world. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: any changes in or difficulties with Mylan’s or its partners’ ability to develop, manufacture, and commercialize biosimilar candidates; any regulatory, legal, or other impediments to Mylan’s or its partners’ ability to bring biosimilar candidates to market; Mylan’s and its partners’ ability to protect intellectual property and preserve intellectual property rights, including with respect to biosimilar candidates; the effect of any changes in Mylan’s or its partners’ customer and supplier relationships and customer purchasing patterns; other changes in third-party relationships; the impact of competition; changes in the economic and financial conditions of the businesses of Mylan or its partners; the scope, timing, and outcome of any ongoing legal proceedings and the impact of any such proceedings on Mylan’s or its partners’ business; actions and decisions of healthcare and pharmaceutical regulators, and changes in healthcare and pharmaceutical laws and regulations, in the United States and abroad; risks associated with international operations; clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act; other uncertainties and matters beyond the control of management; and the other risks detailed in Mylan's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mylan undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
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