Palatin finalizes partnership with Mallinckrodt

September 1, 1999

The marketing alliance between biopharmaceutical start-up Palatin and healthcare giant Mallinckrodt for Palatin’s radiolabeled infection imaging agent, LeuTech (SCAN 5/26/99), has become official. Under the terms of the agreement,

The marketing alliance between biopharmaceutical start-up Palatin and healthcare giant Mallinckrodt for Palatin’s radiolabeled infection imaging agent, LeuTech (SCAN 5/26/99), has become official. Under the terms of the agreement, Mallinckrodt paid Palatin a licensing fee of $500,000 and acquired 700,000 restricted unregistered shares of Palatin preferred stock for an additional $13 million. An extra $10 million in milestone payments will be paid to Palatin upon Food and Drug Administration approval of the first indication for LeuTech, and the attainment of certain sales goals following the commercial introduction of this product. St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt will also reimburse Palatin for 50% of all ongoing LeuTech development costs, while Palatin, which is based in Princeton, NJ, will manufacture LeuTech and receive a transfer price on each product unit and a royalty on net LeuTech sales.