Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 11, 2013
RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (the “Company” or “RepliCel”) (OTCBB: REPCF) (CNSX:RP) is pleased to report that it has completed the previously announced Collaboration and Technology Development Transfer Agreement (the "Agreement”) with Shiseido Company, Limited (“Shiseido”). A joint steering committee will now be formed to oversee the transfer of the technology, knowhow and standard operating procedures. As defined by the Agreement, Shiseido will pay RepliCel an upfront fee of ¥400,000,000 (approx. CDN $4,200,000). In addition, Shiseido will pay RepliCel sales milestones amounts of up to ¥3,000,000,000 (approx. CDN $31,500,000) and royalties.
The Agreement gives Shiseido an exclusive geographic license to use RepliCel’s RCH-01 hair regeneration technology in Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan and the ASEAN countries representing a population of approximately 2.1 billion people. Shiseido and RepliCel will collaborate on the continued improvement of the technology and will conduct human clinical trials in each of their territories with the goal of commercializing a safe and effective hair regenerative treatment to help those suffering from pattern baldness and thinning hair.
David Hall, CEO of RepliCel commented, “This agreement gives RepliCel’s RCH-01 hair regeneration technology important third-party validation from one of the most respected cosmetic companies in the world. In addition, the Japanese government has recently committed to establish a new approval process for regenerative medicine products focused on accelerating approval timelines. This changing regulatory environment enhances the strategic nature of our collaboration with Shiseido. In parallel with RepliCel’s planned Phase II trial in Europe, the Shiseido license represents a second clinical pathway for the development of our RCH-01 technology.”
“We look forward to working with Shiseido with
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