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PIRAMED SIGNS COLLABORATION WITH GENENTECH TO DEVELOP NEW CLASS OF ANTI-CANCER DRUGS

Dec. 1, 2005
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PIramed Limited (PIramed), a privately owned UK biotechnology company, announces that it has entered into an R&D collaboration with a leading biotechnology company, Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA), regarding a new class of cancer drugs. The drugs target PI 3-kinase, a key intracellular enzyme involved in a broad range of cancers. Under the terms of the Agreement, PIramed will receive an upfront payment and may receive milestone payments during development and on product approval up to a potential aggregate of approximately US$230 million.

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