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Collaboration, Financing, and License Agreements

Collaboration, Financing, and License Agreements
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Collaboration, Financing, and License Agreements
4. Collaboration, Financing, and License Agreements
Janssen Pharmaceutical NV and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
In June 2006, the Company entered into an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing license to seladelpar and certain other PPAR
compounds (the PPAR
Products) with Janssen Pharmaceutical NV (Janssen NV), with the right to grant sublicenses to third parties to make, use and sell such PPAR
Products. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company has full control and responsibility over the research, development and registration of any PPAR
Products and is required to use diligent efforts to conduct all such activities. Janssen NV has the sole responsibility for the preparation, filing, prosecution, maintenance of, and defense of the patents with respect to, the PPAR
Products. Janssen NV has a right of first negotiation under the agreement to license the PPAR
Products from the Company in the event that the Company elects to seek a third party corporate partner for the research, development, promotion, and/or commercialization of such PPAR
Products. Under the terms of the agreement Janssen NV is entitled to receive up to an 8.0% royalty on net sales of PPAR
Products. No amounts were incurred or accrued for this agreement as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020.
DiaTex, Inc.
In June 1998, the Company entered into a license agreement with DiaTex, Inc. (DiaTex) relating to products containing halofenate, its enantiomers, derivatives, and analogs (the licensed products). The license agreement provides that DiaTex and the Company are joint owners of all the patents and patent applications covering the licensed products and methods of producing or using such compounds, as well as certain other
(the covered IP). As part of the license agreement, the Company received an exclusive worldwide license, including as to DiaTex, to use the covered IP to develop and commercialize the licensed products. The Company also retained the right to
the covered IP. The license agreement contains a requirement to make additional payments for development achievements and royalty payments on any sales of licensed products containing arhalofenate. In December 2016, the agreement was amended by the parties to change the timing of a specified development milestone. No development payments were made or became due as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 and no royalties have been paid to date.
On July 30, 2021 (the Effective Date), the Company entered into a Development Financing Agreement (the Financing Agreement) with ABW Cyclops SPV LP, an affiliate of Abingworth LLP (Abingworth), pursuant to which Abingworth will provide funding to CymaBay to support its development of seladelpar for the treatment of primary
cholangitis (PBC). Refer to
Note 7 – Subsequent Event
for further details.