Aevi Genomic Medicine Enters into License Agreement with AstraZeneca for Anti-IL-18 Antibody
Under the terms of the agreement, Aevi will have the right to exercise an exclusive global license to develop and commercialize MEDI2338. The Company will pay a combined mid-single digit millions in cash and equity upon exercise of the option, up to
"We are very excited to license this program from
About Adult Onset Still's Disease (AOSD)
Adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare and severe autoinflammatory disease affecting adults. The disease is similar to systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), that affects children. The etiology of AOSD is unknown with both genetic and infectious factors being implicated. The hallmarks of the disease are persistent daily fever, rash and arthralgias. Many patients suffer complications including splenomegaly, heart and liver disease. Some AOSD patients develop macrophage activation syndrome, a severe acute complication that may cause rapid multi-organ failure and even death.
MEDI2338 is a fully human anti-IL-18 monoclonal antibody which binds IL-18.
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