Milestone payment for Regeneus

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Regeneus (ASX:RGS), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company, will receive a milestone payment of US$1 million from AGC for meeting the primary endpoints of its Phase 1 safety trial of Progenza in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

The company reported on the positive results of the trial on 22 May 2017.

"This milestone payment is part of the terms and conditions of the agreement between Regeneus and AGC dated 28 December 2016 for the exclusive licence of the rights to manufacture Progenza for all clinical indications in Japan," said the company.

Under the Manufacturing Licence Agreement, Regeneus received an upfront payment of US$5.5 million in January 2017. There are two further milestones in the agreement relating to the development and approval of Progenza in Japan with potential payments of US$10 milliomn in total.

Regeneus Japan, a company jointly owned by Regeneus and AGC, has the exclusive rights for the development and commercialisation of all clinical applications of Progenza in Japan.

The company said Regeneus Japan is in advanced discussions with potential clinical licensees of Progenza for a range of clinical indications including osteoarthritis.