Shares of Eli Lilly & Co. gained 0.8% in premarket trading on Wednesday, the day after the drugmaker announced a deal worth up to $1.6 billion with Merus to develop three antibody therapies aimed at treating cancer. The Dutch company's stock was down 5.1% in premarket trading on Wednesday. The deal, which includes research and a licensing agreement, is designed to give Merus an upfront payment of $40 million, a $20 million equity investment, and up to $540 million in potential milestone payments. Over the last year, Lilly's stock has gained 42.2%, shares of Merus are up 45.5%, and the S&P 500 has rallied 14.5%.
Eli Lilly (LLY) signs a deal with Merus to develop novel T-cell re-directing bispecific antibodies. While Merus will lead early-stage development, Loxo Oncology will take care of further development and commercialization.
UTRECHT, The Netherlands and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merus N.V. (Nasdaq: MRUS) (“Merus”, “we” and “our”), a clinical-stage oncology company developing innovative, full-length multispecific antibodies (Biclonics® and Triclonics™), today announced the launch of a proposed underwritten public offering of up to $60 million of its common shares. All of the common shares are being offered by Merus. In addition, Merus expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $9 million of its common shares. The offering is subject to market conditions and other closing conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. Merus intends to use the net p...
Loxo Oncology at Lilly, a research and development group of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), and Merus N.V. (NASDAQ: MRUS), a clinical-stage oncology company developing multi-specific antibodies, today announced a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement that will leverage Merus' proprietary Biclonics® platform along with the scientific and rational drug design expertise of Loxo Oncology at Lilly to research and develop up to three CD3-engaging T-cell re-directing bispecific antibody therapies.