SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nativis, Inc. (Nativis), a clinical-stage life science bio-electronic company developing non-invasive, safe and highly effective treatments for cancers and other serious diseases, today announced that the company has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for the development and commercialization of Nativis’ proprietary ultra-low Radio Frequency Energy (ulRFE™) technology for the potential treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) in the Japanese market, with Teijin Limited (Teijin), a comprehensive Japanese company expanding businesses in high-performance materials, pharmaceuticals, home healthcare, product converting and information technology.
Under the terms of the agreement, Teijin will receive an exclusive license to the Nativis Voyager® System for the indication of GBM in Japan. Nativis will receive an undisclosed upfront payment, payments based on the achievement of specific regulatory and commercial milestones, and royalties on the sales of the product in Japan. Teijin will sublicense its rights under the agreement to Teijin Pharma Limited (Teijin Pharma), Teijin’s wholly-owned subsidiary and the core company of Teijin Group’s healthcare business, under which Teijin Pharma will develop and commercialize the licensed technology in Japan.
Nativis and Teijin also anticipate expansion of the scope of the alliance and will continue discussions for potential licensing opportunities of the Nativis ulRFE™ technology for other indications in Japan.
“We are very pleased to enter into this exclusive licensing agreement with Teijin for GBM; the company has a strong track record of successfully commercializing pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Japan. We believe that this partnership further validates our technology, while their investment in Nativis reinforces our belief in the broader potential of the Voyager platform. With their support, we look forward to further developing and refining the Voyager System for GBM, as well as additional indications in the future,” commented Chris Rivera, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nativis. “This agreement also brings us one step closer to reaching our goal of becoming cash flow positive through strategic partnerships and licenses, and we are excited to work closely with Teijin to bring the Voyager System to market in Japan.”
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 19,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY 790.7 billion (USD 7.4 billion) and total assets of JPY 823.4 billion (USD 7.7 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.
About Nativis, Inc.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Nativis is a clinical-stage bio-electronics company. Nativis has invented and patented a groundbreaking technology that utilizes precisely targeted, ultra-low radio frequency energy (ulRFE) to specifically regulate metabolic pathways on the molecular and genetic levels – without chemicals, radiation or drugs – delivered via a simple-to-use non-invasive device called Nativis Voyager®. The company’s goal is to transform disease treatment on a global scale with ulRFE that can potentially be applied to a wide range of conditions and other human health-related needs (together with other applications including agriculture, bio-fuels and veterinary medicine, to name a few). Nativis’ initial focus is on the treatment of patients with brain cancer (initially, recurrent glioblastoma), who are not well served by conventional standard of care therapies, which often result in poor outcomes and devastating side effects. Additional pre-clinical work is being completed for melanoma, lung cancer, liver cancer, inflammatory disease and chronic pain.