In an August 6 research note, Jason Kolbert, an analyst with H.C. Wainwright & Co., reported that Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (CANF:NYSE.MKT) signed a license, collaboration and distribution agreement with an Asian firm for the commercialization of two of Can-Fite's small molecule drugs in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
The deal is with CMS Medical Venture Investment Ltd. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Medical System Holdings Ltd., a specialty pharmaceutical company based in China, specializing in marketing, promotion and sales of prescription drugs and other medicinal products to hospitals.
Per the agreement, Kolbert noted, CMS Medical will obtain regulatory approval in China for Can-Fite's piclidenoson for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis and for namodenoson for the treatment of advanced liver cancer and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. "Can-Fite may, at the option of CMS, supply finished product to CMS," he added.
CMS Medical will pay Can-Fite $2 million upfront, $14 million upon hitting specific regulatory milestones, $58.5 million upon achieving certain commercial milestones and a double-digit royalty payment on net sales.
Kolbert pointed out that this CMS agreement is the latest in a series of regional deals that Can-Fite has made, and "we do expect to see additional partnerships over the next two years."
H.C. Wainwright has a Buy rating and an $8 per share target price on Can-Fite, whose stock is trading at around $1.21 per share.[NLINSERT]
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