SEATTLE & EXTON, Pa. – Immunome, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMNM), a biotechnology company focused on developing first-in-class and best-in-class targeted cancer therapies, today announced that it entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Atreca, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCEL) to acquire a collection of antibody-related assets and materials.
“We believe that novel and underexplored targets will drive the next generation of transformative ADCs. These antibody-related assets will expand our toolbox, complementing our existing programs as we advance our mission of developing innovative treatments for cancer patients”
“We believe that novel and underexplored targets will drive the next generation of transformative ADCs. These antibody-related assets will expand our toolbox, complementing our existing programs as we advance our mission of developing innovative treatments for cancer patients,” stated Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Immunome.
Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, Immunome would pay Atreca a $5.5 million upfront payment and up to $7.0 million in clinical development milestones. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions including Atreca obtaining a required stockholder vote.
About Immunome, Inc.
Immunome is a biotechnology company dedicated to developing first-in-class and best-in-class targeted cancer therapies. Our portfolio pursues each target with a modality appropriate to its biology, including immunotherapies, targeted effectors, radioligand therapies and ADCs. We believe that pursuing underexplored targets with appropriate drug modalities leads to transformative therapies. Our proprietary memory B cell hybridoma technology allows for the rapid screening and functional characterization of novel antibodies and targets.
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