Everest Medicine license agreement extended to include South Korea

STOCKHOLM, March 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Calliditas Therapeutics AB (Nasdaq: CALT, Nasdaq Stockholm: CALTX) (“Calliditas”) today announced that the company has expanded its licensing agreement with Everest Medicines II Limited (HKG: 1952) (“Everest”) to expand the territory covered to include South Korea.

“We continue to have a fruitful and positive collaboration with Everest and we are delighted to have reached an agreement also around South Korea“said CEO Renée Aguiar-Lucander.

The extension entails an initial payment of $3 million to Calliditas as well as additional payments and royalties related to potential future approvals and commercialization of Nefecon in South Korea. Calliditas and Everest entered into a licensing agreement in 2019 to develop and commercialize Nefecon in Greater China and Singapore for chronic autoimmune kidney disease IgA nephropathy (IgAN).

For more information, please contact:

Mary GalayHead of International Relations, Calliditas

Phone. : +44 79 55 12 98 45, email: [email protected]

The information was sent for publication, through the contact persons indicated above, on March 14, 2022 at 07:00 CET.

About Calliditas

Calliditas Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company based in Stockholm, Sweden focused on the identification, development and commercialization of new treatments in orphan indications, with an initial focus on kidney and liver diseases with significant unmet medical needs. Calliditas’ lead product, TARPEYO, has been approved by the FDA as the first and only treatment for IgA nephropathy (IgAN), indicated for the reduction of proteinuria in adults with primary IgAN at risk for rapid progression of disease, usually a UPCR of ≥ 1.5 g/gram. Calliditas has also submitted a Marketing Authorization Application (MA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for this medicine. In addition, Calliditas has initiated a clinical trial in primary biliary cholangitis and also plans to initiate a trial in head and neck cancer with the NOX inhibitor product candidate, setanaxib. Calliditas is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (ticker: CALTX) and the Nasdaq Global Select Market (ticker: CALT).

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