Æterna Zentaris Announces Termination of Agreement with sanofi-aventis U.S. for the Development, Commercialization and Licensing of Cetrorelix in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Cetrorelix, a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) antagonist, had been the object of a Phase 3 program in BPH, a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate which, as announced by the Company last week, did not meet its primary endpoint.
Juergen Engel, Ph.D., Æterna Zentaris President and CEO stated, "The termination of our agreement with sanofi-aventis U.S. was expected in light of last week's announcement. Our clinical development efforts will now be focused on the following late-stage compounds: in oncology, Keryx, our partner and licensee in
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