April 19, 2014 12:13 PM ET


Company Overview of X-Chem, Inc.

Company Overview

X-Chem, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc.

100 Beaver Street Suite 101

Waltham, MA 02453

United States





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X-Chem, Inc. Key Developments

X-Chem and PsyBrain Establish Partnership to Discover New Psychiatric Medicines

X-Chem, Inc. announced it has entered into an partnership with PsyBrain, Inc. to discover new drugs for treating psychiatric illnesses. Under the terms of the agreement, X-Chem will conduct drug discovery efforts to identify lead compounds for therapeutic targets provided by PsyBrain. X-Chem will receive research and development funding for each project. Each X-Chem program licensed by PsyBrain is eligible for pre-clinical, clinical and sales milestones. Financial details were not disclosed.

X-Chem, Inc. Enters Expanded Global Drug Discovery Collaboration with AstraZeneca

X-Chem, Inc. announced it has entered into an expanded global drug discovery collaboration with AstraZeneca across all of the pharmaceutical company's therapeutic areas and multiple target classes. The companies had entered into a previous collaboration in May of 2012. AstraZeneca recently elected to license three drug discovery programs resulting from that effort, directed at, respectively, an oncology protein-protein interaction (PPI) target, a respiratory/inflammation PPI target, and an antibacterial target. AstraZeneca has opted to extend the initial research collaboration from two to five years. X-Chem will conduct drug discovery on at least 10 therapeutic targets per year going forward. Under the terms of the new agreement, X-Chem will receive committed research and development funding for each project. Each X-Chem program licensed by AstraZeneca is eligible for pre-clinical, clinical and sales milestones in the aggregate amount of up to $26 million. In addition, X-Chem will receive significant royalties for each successfully commercialized drug that results from a licensed collaboration program.

X-Chem Inc. Announces License of First Three Drug Candidates to AstraZeneca

X-Chem Inc. has scored license agreements for three of its drug candidates with drug giant AstraZeneca for undisclosed amounts. The candidates licensed by AstraZeneca are a cancer drug, a respiratory/inflammation drug and an antibacterial. While the company is not releasing financial information regarding the license agreement, it reported that the payment to X-Chem includes an upfront payment and research funding, as well as milestone payments for discovery and clinical development "commensurate with the innovative nature of the research and significant unmet medical need of the disease indications.

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