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Ipsen pays Lexicon $23m upfront for ex-US, Japan rights to PhIII drug

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Ipsen of France has signed a deal with Texan firm Lexicon Pharmaceuticals for an exclusive license to commercialize telotristat etiprate outside North America and Japan, with a focus on the treatment of carcinoid syndrome. Lexicon, which bags $23m upfront under the deal, retains sole rights to commercialize telotristat etiprate in those territories.

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