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DUBLIN and SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: HZNP) and Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO) today announced a global collaboration and license agreement that gives Horizon exclusive access to Halozyme's ENHANZE® drug delivery technology for subcutaneous (SC) formulation of medicines targeting IGF-1R. Horizon intends to use ENHANZE® to develop a SC formulation of TEPEZZA (teprotumumab-trbw), indicated for the treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease, a serious, progressive and vision-threatening rare autoimmune disease,1 potentially shortening drug administration time, reducing healthcare practitioner time and offering additional flexibility and convenience for patients.
Under the terms of the agreement, Horizon will make an upfront payment of $30 million to Halozyme and is obligated to make potential future payments of up to $160 million in the aggregate, subject to achievement of specified development, regulatory and sales-based milestones. Halozyme will also be entitled to receive mid-single digit royalties on sales of commercialized medicines using the ENHANZE® technology.
"Our goal with all of our medicines is to optimize the patient experience," said Tim Walbert, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Horizon. "As we continue to explore subcutaneous administration for TEPEZZA to provide greater flexibility for patients and physicians, access to the ENHANZE® technology, which has been deployed successfully in multiple biologics, represents an important step in our development efforts."