Ropes & Gray Advises CANbridge Pharmaceuticals in Greater China Licensing Agreement

In The News
January 18, 2019

Ropes & Gray advised biopharmaceutical firm CANbridge Pharmaceuticals Inc. in an exclusive licensing agreement in China with GC Pharma, a South Korea-based company and one of the world’s largest protein products manufacturers, to commercialize Hunterase, a human recombinant iduronate-2 –sulfatase enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Hunter syndrome. The deal was announced on Jan 7.

Developed by GC Pharma, Hunterase is marketed in more than ten countries. There is no approved treatment for rare disease Hunter syndrome in China, unlike in some other nations.

The Ropes & Gray team included IP transactions partner Geoffrey Lin and life sciences partner Katherine Wang  (both of Shanghai).