XOMA Receives $8.1 Million Milestone Related to Day One Biopharmaceuticals’ Sale of its Priority Review Voucher

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ: XOMA), the biotech royalty aggregator, announced today it has received an $8.1 million milestone payment from Viracta Therapeutics, Inc., related to Day One Biopharmaceuticals’ recent sale of its Priority Review Voucher (PRV) for $108 million to an undisclosed buyer. 

“OJEMDA™ offers patients six months of age and older who have relapsed or refractory BRAF-altered pediatric low-grade glioma (pLGG) the only approved therapy studied in and approved specifically for pLGG driven by BRAF fusions,” stated Owen Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of XOMA.  “With this milestone in hand, we have more than recouped our initial capital outlay.  And importantly, we anticipate future royalties on OJEMDA™ will contribute to a growing portfolio of royalty receipts that will help us drive sustainable free cash flow generation over time.” 

In March 2021, XOMA paid $13.5 million upfront to acquire up to $54 million in potential milestones and mid-single digit royalties associated with OJEMDA™ (tovorafenib), as well as economics associated with vosaroxin, from Viracta Therapeutics.

About XOMA Corporation

XOMA is a biotechnology royalty aggregator playing a distinctive role in helping biotech companies achieve their goal of improving human health.  XOMA acquires the potential future economics associated with pre-commercial and commercial therapeutic candidates that have been licensed to pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.  When XOMA acquires the future economics, the seller receives non-dilutive, non-recourse funding they can use to advance their internal drug candidate(s) or for general corporate purposes.  The Company has an extensive and growing portfolio of assets (asset defined as the right to receive potential future economics associated with the advancement of an underlying therapeutic candidate).  For more information about the Company and its portfolio, please visit www.xoma.com or follow the Company on LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements/Explanatory Notes

Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding the timing and amount of potential commercial payments to XOMA and other developments related to OJEMDA™ (tovorafenib).  In some cases, you can identify such forward-looking statements by terminology such as “expect,” “may,” “will”, or “could,” the negative of these terms or similar expressions.  These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of XOMA’s performance, and you should not place undue reliance on such statements.  These statements are based on assumptions that may not prove accurate, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to certain risks inherent in the biotechnology industry, including those related to the fact that our product candidates subject to out-license agreements are still being developed, and our licensees may require substantial funds to continue development which may not be available; we do not know whether there will be, or will continue to be, a viable market for the products in which we have an ownership or royalty interest; and if the therapeutic product candidates to which we have a royalty interest do not receive regulatory approval, our third-party licensees will not be able to market them.  Other potential risks to XOMA meeting these expectations are described in more detail in XOMA's most recent filing on Form 10-K and in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Consider such risks carefully when considering XOMA's prospects.  Any forward-looking statement in this press release represents XOMA's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date.  XOMA disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by applicable law.

EXPLANATORY NOTE: Any references to “portfolio” in this press release refer strictly to milestone and/or royalty rights associated with a basket of drug products in development.  Any references to “assets” in this press release refer strictly to milestone and/or royalty rights associated with individual drug products in development.

As of the date of this press release, the commercial assets in XOMA’s milestone and royalty portfolio are VABYSMO® (faricimab-svoa), OJEMDA™ (tovorafenib), XACIATO™ (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal gel 2%, IXINITY® [coagulation factor IX (recombinant)], and DSUVIA® (sufentanil sublingual tablet).  All other assets in the milestone and royalty portfolio are investigational compounds.  Efficacy and safety have not been established.  There is no guarantee that any of the investigational compounds will become commercially available.

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