Pharmacyclics gets Janssen’s $50m for ibrutinib milestone
This article was originally published in Scrip
Pharmacyclics has received a $50 million milestone payment obligation from Janssen Biotech (a J&J company) by enrolling a fifth patient into the Phase III RESONATE-2 trial investigating ibrutinib monotherapy versus chlorambucil in elderly patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia / small lymphocyctic lymphoma (CLL/SLL).
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