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Announcements & Press Releases, Oncology / Immunology | 9 Oct 2013

Candidate Nomination of Novel Small-Molecule Therapy in Inflammation Triggers Milestone Payment From Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

London: Wednesday, 9 October 2013: Chi-Med today announces that Hutchison MediPharma Limited (“HMP”), its majority owned R&D company, is set to receive a milestone payment of US$6 million from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Janssen”), pursuant to the global strategic alliance (the “Agreement”) to develop novel small-molecule therapeutics against a target in the area of inflammation/immunology entered into by the companies in June 2010.

The US$6 million milestone was triggered by a compound, the Candidate, discovered by HMP in collaboration with Janssen meeting certain development candidate criteria pursuant to the Agreement. Upon achievement of specific clinical development and approval milestones, HMP may potentially receive up to an additional US$90.5 million and is entitled to royalties on worldwide sales upon commercialisation of a product by Janssen.





Christian Hogg, CEO

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Notes to Editors About HMP

HMP is a novel drug R&D company focusing on discovering, developing and commercialising innovative  therapeutics  in  oncology  and  autoimmune  diseases. With a team of around 200 scientists and staff, its pipeline is comprised of novel oral compounds for cancer and inflammation in development in North America, Europe, Australia and Greater China.

HMP is majority owned by Chi-Med. For more information please visit:


About Chi-Med

Chi-Med is the holding company of a healthcare group based primarily in China and was listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange in May 2006. It is focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and selling pharmaceuticals and health oriented consumer products.

Chi-Med is majority owned by Hutchison Whampoa Limited, an international company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. For more information please visit: