January 10, 2007
iCo Therapeutics has announced a licensing deal that gives it worldwide rights for the development and commercialization of CAT-213, a treatment for allergic disorders.
From the Vancouver Sun, by Gillian Shaw, an excerpt:
“Vancouver, BC: iCo Therapeutics has announced a licensing deal that gives it worldwide rights for the development and commercialization of CAT-213, a treatment for allergic disorders.
The announcement follows on the heels of the company’s recent announcement that it has filed an investigational new drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for iCo-007, its experimental treatment for eye diseases including age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
And it propels the fledgling biotech into a clinical stage company, an accomplishment that typically takes years and tens of millions of dollars. …”
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Vancouver Sun Jan 2007 iCo Therapeutics Licensing Deal.pdf
About iCo Therapeutics Inc.
iCo Therapeutics Inc. is a Vancouver-based development based company focused on in-licensing drugs with clinical history redosing or reformulating for new or expanded indications. iCo has exclusive worldwide rights to three products. iCo-007, a second generation antisense candidate licensed from Isis Pharmaceuticals, is currently in a Phase I trial in Diabetic Macular Edema patients with compelling early data. iCo-008 is a human monoclonal antibody targeting eotaxin-1 with Phase II clinical history, licensed from AstraZeneca/MedImmune. iCo-009 is a proprietary oral formulation of amphotericin B licensed from the University of British Columbia. To date, iCo has reported positive preclinical results for iCo-009. iCo Therapeutics trades on the TSX-Venture exchange under the symbol “ICO”. For more information, visit the company website at: http://www.icotherapeutics.com
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