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Fostamatinib disodium: Phase III started

October 11, 2010 7:00 AM UTC

AstraZeneca began 3 double-blind, placebo-controlled, international Phase III trials comprising the OSKIRA program to evaluate 2 regimens of fostamatinib. The start of the program and the transfer of a long-term open-label extension study to AstraZeneca from Rigel trigger 2 milestones payments totaling $25 million to Rigel under a February deal that granted the pharma exclusive, worldwide rights to fostamatinib (see BioCentury, Feb. 22). Rigel remains eligible for about $1.1 billion in milestone payments under the deal. ...