Eli Lilly, Incyte announce collaboration for development and commercialization of INCB28050 oral inhibitor

March 11, 2016

Incyte will retain the option to co-develop its JAK1/JAK2 inhibitors with Lilly on a compound-by-compound and indication-by-indication basis beginning at the initiation of Phase IIb development. Under the agreement, if Incyte elects to co-develop any compounds and/or indications, Incyte would be responsible for funding thirty percent of the associated future global development costs from the initiation of a Phase IIb trial. Incyte would receive an incremental royalty rate increase across all tiers resulting in effective royalty rates ranging up to the high twenties on potential future global sales for compounds and/or indications that Incyte elects to co-develop. Incyte expects that the earliest it would consider exercising a co-development option would be in the second half of 2010, concurrent with the potential initiation of a Phase IIb trial with INCB28050.

Development of the JAK1/JAK2 inhibitors will be governed by a joint development committee. Incyte also has the option to co-promote products in the US.

As a result of this transaction, Lilly expects to incur a charge to earnings in the fourth quarter of 2009 of approximately $.05 per share. The company reconfirmed its full-year 2009 earnings-per-share guidance of $3.90 to $4.00 per share on a reported basis, or $4.30 to $4.40 per share on a pro forma non-GAAP basis.

SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company; Incyte Corporation