Medivir announces Janssen decision to terminate its simeprevir license effective June 2018
Stockholm, Sweden — Medivir AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: MVIR) today announces that Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Janssen) has decided to terminate the license that it holds for simeprevir due to Janssen’s assessment of market demand. The termination of the license will become effective in June 2018 and Medivir will continue to receive royalties on any remaining sales of Olysio/Sovriad (simeprevir) that Janssen will make until that time. Medivir will seek to identify potential commercialization partners for specific territories where it believes there may be a market opportunity.
Medivir’s royalty on the global sales of simeprevir in the first three quarters of 2017 were SEK 13.7M, SEK 7.7M, and SEK 4.1M respectively.
For further information, please contact:
Christine Lind, CEO Medivir AB, phone: +46 (0)8 407 4641
Anders Lundin, CFO Medivir AB, phone: +46 (0)73 125 1453
This is information that Medivir AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 11.30 CET on 10 December 2017.
Medivir is a research-based pharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology. We have a leading competence within protease inhibitor design and nucleotide/nucleoside science and we are dedicated to develop innovative pharmaceuticals that meet great unmet medical needs. Medivir is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap List.