JERUSALEM, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today it has signed definitive licensing and investment agreements valued at up to $50,000,000 with Hefei Tianhui Incubator of Technologies Co., Ltd. ("HTIT") for exclusive rights to market Oramed's oral insulin capsule, ORMD-0801, in China, Hong Kong and Macau. The agreements were signed at the Israel Knesset (Parliament).
The license agreement payments include a $3 million payment due upon execution of the agreement, $8 million in near-term payments subject to Oramed entering into certain agreements and the balance payable upon achievement of certain milestones. In addition, if all conditions are met, HTIT will pay a 10% royalty on net sales of the related commercialized products.
In addition to the contemplated payments under the license agreement, pursuant to the investment agreement, Oramed will issue to HTIT 1,155,469 restricted shares of Oramed's common stock at a price per share of approximately $10.39 and $12 million in total, subject to customary closing conditions.
"China recently became the country with the largest number of diabetics in the world. Having signed these definitive license and investment agreements, our oral insulin capsule could help serve the growing population of people in China living with diabetes," stated Oramed's CEO Nadav Kidron. "In addition to the $50 million in milestone payments and investments, we believe the royalties on net sales throughout China will have a very significant impact on Oramed's future revenues and earnings, upon market approval of ORMD-0801 in China."
HTIT, which is partially owned by Sinopharm Group Company Limited, has state of the art insulin production facilities in Hefei, China. HTIT has a business focus which includes industrial investment and incubation services; high-tech product R&D; technology transfer and related consulting services.
About Oramed Pharmaceuticals
Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a technology pioneer in the field of oral delivery solutions for drugs currently delivered via injection. Established in 2006, Oramed's Protein Oral Delivery (PODTM) technology is based on over 30 years of research by top scientists atJerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center. Oramed is seeking to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes through its proprietary flagship product, an orally ingestible insulin capsule (ORMD-0801). Having completed separate Phase IIa clinical trials, the company anticipates the initiation of separate Phase IIb clinical trials, in patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes under an Investigational New Drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition the company is developing an oral GLP-1 analog capsule (ORMD-0901).
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