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CEO: New JV could be “very significant” for Horizon Discovery

Horizon Discovery (LON:HZD) chief executive Darrin Disley talks to Proactive Investors on the new joint venture it has formed with UK based biotech Centauri Therapeutics to target an immuno-oncology market currently worth £25bn a year.

A relatively young market, the first wave of treatments “are already multi-billion dollar drugs,” Disley says, adding that the immune-oncology space is expected to double over the next five to ten years on the back of the new class of immunotherapy.

Under the terms of the deal with Centauri, Horizon will out-license certain intellectual property (IP) relating to its translational genomics and drug discovery platforms, and will invest up to £5.3 million over two tranches.

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