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Dec 03, 2012
 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News  |  Clinical Results

Perifosine: Phase I data

Perifosine has Orphan Drug designation in the U.S. to treat neuroblastoma. In May, Aeterna and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:KERX, New York, N.Y.) mutually terminated a deal that gave Keryx North American rights to perifosine. Keryx is still eligible for low single-digit royalties on sales of perifosine in North America. Aeterna said it will continue a Phase III trial of perifosine in multiple myeloma (MM) (see BioCentury, May 14). Yakult has rights to perifosine in Japan, while Handok has rights in South Korea. Perifosine...

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