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|vTv Therapeutics Announces Licensing Agreement with Newsoara Biopharma Co. Ltd. to Rights for vTv’s PDE4 Inhibitor in China and Other Pacific Rim Territories|
Under the terms of the agreement, vTv Therapeutics will receive an upfront payment and will be eligible to receive future development and commercialization milestones as well as royalties on sales of approved products. Newsoara will develop HPP737 in the covered territories for respiratory and other inflammatory diseases.
HPP737, a selective phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, has shown therapeutic activity in several animal models of inflammation. In phase 1 studies, HPP737 was well tolerated with little or no gastrointestinal distress. Preclinical and clinical data suggest that HPP737 may be able to expand the therapeutic use for this target, which has been limited by the side-effects of currently-available PDE4 inhibitors.
“We are excited to partner with Newsoara, an innovative biotechnology
“With this partnership, we hope to develop a new treatment for
inflammatory diseases, including COPD, which is one of the major health
care burdens in
About vTv Therapeutics
vTv Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of orally administered small molecule drug candidates to fill significant unmet medical needs. vTv has a pipeline of clinical drug candidates led by programs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes as well as treatment of inflammatory disorders.
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