Revance Announces China Market License Agreement with Fosun Pharma for RT002

Dec 04 2018

NEWARK, Califronia.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVNC), a biotechnology company developing next-generation neuromodulators for use in treating aesthetic and therapeutic conditions, today announced that the company has entered into a license agreement with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Industrial Development Co., Ltd., (Fosun Pharma Industrial), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd (Fosun Pharma), providing Fosun Pharma Industrial with the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize Revance’s proprietary DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (RT002) in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau (the Territory). RT002 is a novel, long-lasting neuromodulator in development for the treatment of aesthetic conditions, including glabellar and upper facial lines, and neuroscience conditions including cervical dystonia, plantar fasciitis, adult upper limb spasticity and chronic migraine.

Under the terms of the agreement, Revance will receive an upfront payment of $30 million within 30 business days of entering into the license agreement and is eligible to receive additional potential development and sales milestone payments of up to $230.5 million, as well as tiered low-double-digit to high-teen royalty payments on future net sales. Fosun Pharma Industrial will be responsible for conducting necessary clinical studies, marketing and sales in the Territory, while Revance will be responsible for manufacturing drug substance and finished drug product for both the clinical and commercial activities in the Territory. There will be no transfer of intellectual property.

“Fosun Pharma is one of the leading healthcare companies in China, with the expertise and access to reach both the aesthetics and therapeutic markets. We see Fosun Pharma as an ideal partner to commercialize RT002 in the fast-growing Chinese market for neuromodulators, ” said Dan Browne, president and chief executive officer at Revance. Fosun Pharma already has a growing portfolio of products in facial aesthetics where we plan to gain the first approval for RT002, backed by assets in a broad range of important therapeutics indications. We look forward to working with the Fosun Pharma team on the clinical, regulatory and commercial pathways to introduce RT002 in this important, developing geography.”

“We are pleased to partner with Revance to bring a truly next generation neuromodulator to China,” said Yifang Wu, president and chief executive officer of Fosun Pharma, the parent company of Fosun Pharma Industrial. “At Fosun Pharma, our values are based on the care for life, innovation excellence and sustained partnership. Revance shares those values. The safety profile, high response rates and long duration of effect provides consumers and patients with an improved experience and gives us the confidence that RT002 will be a highly effective neuromodulator treatment.”

About RT002

DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (RT002) is an investigational product and the first neuromodulator with long-acting duration. It is a novel, next-generation neuromodulator in development for the treatment of aesthetic indications and a number of potential therapeutic conditions, including movement disorders, pain and other neuroscience-based targets. RT002 is the only neuromodulator using a Revance proprietary stabilizing excipient peptide technology in its formulation, which results in high efficacy, long duration and provides two-year product stability requiring no refrigeration.  RT002 is the first and only botulinum toxin product sourced, processed and manufactured in the US and formulated without human blood-derived products or manufactured using animal-derived proteins.

Revance has four active clinical programs for RT002 injectable under way. The SAKURA 1, SAKURA 2 and SAKURA 3 trials to treat glabellar lines are complete. For cervical dystonia, the company was granted orphan drug designation from the FDA and initiated a Phase 3 program in mid-2018. The company plans to announce first patient dosing for Phase 2 trials for RT002 for the management of plantar fasciitis and for adult upper limb spasticity before year-end 2018.

About Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd.

Established in 1994, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. (stock code: 600196.SH, 02196.HK) is a leading healthcare group in the People’s Republic of China. Adhering to the mission of improving human health, Fosun Pharma’s business covers all key sectors of healthcare industry chain, including pharmaceutical manufacturing and R&D, healthcare services, medical devices and medical diagnosis, as well as pharmaceutical distribution and retail. Fosun Pharma always regards innovation as the driving force for its business growth. The company continuously optimized its pharmaceutical R&D system that integrates biosimilars and innovative drugs and has established international R&D teams in China, the United States, India, etc., forming a globally interactive R&D system. Fosun Pharma maintains a national recognized enterprise technology center and establishes innovative chemical drugs platform, biologics platform, high-value generic drugs platform and cell-therapy platform.  At present, Fosun Pharma maintains the leading position with its core products in various therapeutic areas, including oncology, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, blood system, metabolism and alimentary system and anti-infection. All products occupy the leading position in each market segment.

About Revance Therapeutics, Inc.

Revance Therapeutics is an emerging Silicon Valley biotechnology leader developing neuromodulators for the treatment of aesthetic and therapeutic conditions. Revance uses a unique proprietary, stabilizing excipient peptide technology to create novel, differentiated therapies. The company’s lead compound, DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (RT002), is in clinical development for a broad range of aesthetic and therapeutic indications, including
glabellar lines, cervical dystonia, plantar fasciitis, upper limb spasticity and chronic migraine. RT002 has the potential to be the first long-acting neuromodulator. The company is advancing a robust pipeline of injectable and topical formulations of daxibotulinumtoxinA. More information on Revance may be found at

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