MannKind Corporation Announces Termination of License and Collaboration Agreement With Sanofi

VALENCIA, Calif., Jan. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MannKind Corporation (MNKD) (MNKD) today announced the termination of its license and collaboration agreement with sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC for the development and commercialization of Afrezza® (insulin human) Inhalation Powder.  The parties will promptly commence transition discussions in order to effect a smooth and orderly transition in the development and commercialization of Afrezza from Sanofi to MannKind over the next 90 – 180 days.  In any event, termination of the license agreement in its entirety will be effective no later than six months from the effective date of Sanofi's notice of termination, or July 4, 2016. 

MannKind is reviewing its strategic options for Afrezza as a result of the termination of the collaboration with Sanofi. 

MannKind will host a conference call at 4:30 pm (Eastern Time) on January 5, 2016.  To participate in the live call by telephone, please dial (888) 771-4371 or (847) 585-4405 and use the participant passcode: 4155 4306. Those interested in listening to the conference call live via the Internet may do so by visiting the Company's website at

A telephone replay of the call will be accessible for approximately 14 days following completion of the call by dialing (888) 843-7419 or (630) 652-3042 and use the participant passcode: 4155 4306#. A replay will also be available on MannKind's website for 14 days.

About MannKind Corporation

MannKind Corporation (MNKD) (MNKD) focuses on the discovery and development of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes.  MannKind maintains a website at to which MannKind regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional information about MannKind. Interested persons can subscribe on the MannKind website to e-mail alerts that are sent automatically when MannKind issues press releases, files its reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission or posts certain other information to the website.


Company Contact:
Matthew J. Pfeffer
Corporate Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
(661) 775-5300
[email protected]