Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Acquire the US and Canadian Rights for Ponvory from Actelion to Treat Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis


Vanda signed an agreement with Actelion (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) to acquire the US & Canadian rights for Ponvory (ponesimod), an oral S1P1R modulator indicated for the treatment of relapsed forms of multiple sclerosis (MS)
Under the terms of the agreement, Vanda paid Janssen $100M to acquire the rights to distribute Ponvory across the US & Canada. As Vanda takes all the regulatory & supply responsibilities, Janssen will operate the business related to Ponvory according to a Transitional Business License Agreement
Previously, Ponvory depicted proficiency over Aubagio to treat MS with fewer T2 & T1 MRI lesions & no disability progression experienced over 2yrs. in 9/10 patients taking Ponvory

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