Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONTX) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONTX) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Distribution, License and Supply Agreement

On November 20, 2019 (the “Effective Date”), Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Distribution, License and Supply Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Knight Therapeutics Inc. (“Knight”). Under the terms of the License Agreement, the Company granted Knight (i) a non-exclusive, royalty-bearing license, with the right to sublicense, under certain Company patent rights and know-how to develop and manufacture any product (the “Licensed Product”) containing rigosertib for Canada (and Israel should Knight exercise its option) (the “Territory”) and in human uses (the “Field”), and (ii) an exclusive, royalty-bearing license, with the right to sublicense, under certain Company patent rights and know-how to commercialize the Licensed Product in the Territory and in the Field.

Knight has also agreed to obtain from the Company all of Knight’s requirements of the Licensed Products for the Territory, and the Company has agreed to supply Knight with all of its requirements of the Licensed Products. The Company may, at its discretion, use the services of a contract manufacturer to manufacture and package the Licensed Products.

In addition, the Company has granted Knight an exclusive right of first refusal with respect to all or any part of the Territory, to store, market, promote, sell, offer for sale and/or distribute any ROFR Products. As used in the License Agreement, “ROFR Products” means all products other than the Licensed Product that are owned, licensed, or controlled by the Company as of the Effective Date and all improvements thereto.

The Company is eligible to receive clinical, regulatory and sale-based milestone payments up to CAD 33.95 million. The Company is also eligible to receive tiered double-digit royalties based on net sales in the Territory.

The License Agreement is for a term of 15 years from the launch on a country by country basis in the Territory and contains customary provisions for termination by either party in the event of breach of the License Agreement by the other party (subject to a cure period), bankruptcy of the other party, or challenges to the patents by any sublicensee or assignee.

The foregoing description of the terms and conditions of the License Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the License Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

10.1* Distribution, License and Supply Agreement, dated as of November 20, 2019, by and between Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. and Knight Therapeutics Inc.

* Portions of the exhibit have been omitted.

Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 tm1923564d1_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1   Exhibit 10.1   Certain identified information has been excluded from the exhibit because it is both (i) not material and (ii) would likely cause competitive harm to the registrant if publicly disclosed.   DISTRIBUTION,…
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About Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONTX)

Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company operates through the identification and development of oncology therapeutics segment. It is focused on discovering and developing small molecule drug candidates to treat cancer. The Company has created a targeted anti-cancer agents designed to work against specific cellular pathways that are important to cancer cells. It has over three clinical-stage product candidates and various preclinical programs that target kinases, cellular metabolism or cell division in preclinical development. The Company’s lead product candidate, rigosertib, is being tested in both intravenous (IV) and oral formulations as a single agent, and the oral formulation is also being tested in combination with azacitidine, in clinical trials for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and related cancers. Its other product candidates include Briciclib and Recilisib.

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