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Incyte’s Collaborations and Developments in 4Q17

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Incyte’s Jakafi and its collaborations

Incyte (INCY) has a well-established distribution network in the United States and sells its products Jakafi and Iclusig in the country through its own network.

However, outside US markets, the company has entered into an agreement with Novartis to develop and commercialize Jakafi. Novartis sells Jakafi under the name Jakavi, and Incyte receives royalties on Jakavi’s total sales.

The chart above compares Incyte’s royalty revenues and contract revenues over the last few quarters.

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Recent developments

A few recent developments for Incyte include the following:

  • On December 10, 2017, Incyte released the 208-week (or four-year) follow-up data for its RESPONSE Study, a Phase 3 study evaluating Jakafi (ruxolitinib) for the treatment of patients with polycythemia vera who are resistant to hydroxyurea. The data show the durability of the response of Jakafi in treating polycythemia vera.
  • On November 15, 2017, Incyte announced the initiation of the RESET study, a double-blind, randomized, double-dummy pivotal study evaluating Jakafi in comparison to anagrelide in treating patients with essential thrombocythemia.
  • On October 31, 2017, Incyte announced the expansion of its collaboration with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca (AZN), to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Incyte’s epacadostat with AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
  • On October 25, 2017, Incyte announced its collaboration with MacroGenics (MGNX) for MGA012, the investigational monoclonal antibody developed by MacroGenics. While Incyte received the exclusive worldwide rights for developing and commercializing MGA012 for all indications, MacroGenics retained the right to develop its pipeline in combination with MGA012.

The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (IBB) holds 2.8% of its total investments in Incyte, 0.1% in MacroGenics, 3.1% in Mylan NV (MYL), and 7.9% in Biogen (BIIB).

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