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MRC sells Keytruda royalty rights for $150M

July 15, 2016 7:00 AM UTC

MRC Technology (London, U.K.) sold a portion of its royalty rights to PD-1 inhibitor Keytruda pembrolizumab to DRI Capital for $150 million. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) markets Keytruda to treat melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

MRC Technology spokesperson Liezel Tipper said the not-for-profit sold a "percentage of future royalties until a pre-agreed aggregate fixed cap of royalties is achieved." She said the exact percentage depends on future Keytruda sales...