Oramed closes licensing, investment deal in China


Oramed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ORMP) has closed a license and investment deal with Hefei Tianhui Incubation of Technologies (HTIT) of China.

Oramed has sold 1,155,367 restricted common shares to HTIT at a price of $10.39 each, or a total of $12-million. Oramed also has received regulatory approval in Israel, and closed, an out-licensing agreement with HTIT for its lead oral insulin capsule, ORMD-0801.

Under the terms of the accord, HTIT has exclusive rights to commercialize ORMD-0801 in Greater China in return for multiple milestone payments totaling $38-million and up to a 10% royalty, based on net sales of the product in China.

“We regard the closing of these transactions as a huge achievement and we now look forward towards our continued collaboration with the creative and experienced team at HTIT,” Oramed CEO, Nadav Kidron, said in a statement.

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