Cases & Deals

Incyte grants rights to CMS for ruxolitnib cream in China and Southeast Asia

Client(s) Incyte Corporation

Jones Day represented Incyte Corporation in its Collaboration and License Agreement with CMS Aesthetics Limited for the development and commercialization of ruxolitinib cream, a novel cream formulation of Incyte’s selective JAK inhibitor ruxolitinib, for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory dermatologic diseases in Greater China and certain countries in Southeast Asia. Under the terms of the agreement, CMS will make an upfront payment to Incyte and Incyte is eligible to receive additional potential development, regulatory and commercial milestones, and royalties on net sales of the licensed product in CMS’ territory. CMS will receive an exclusive license to develop and commercialize and a non-exclusive license to manufacture ruxolitinib cream, and potentially other future topical formulations of ruxolitinib, in autoimmune and inflammatory dermatologic diseases, including vitiligo and atopic dermatitis, for patients in Greater China and certain countries in Southeast Asia.