Vectura In Asthma Collaboration With Novartis's Sandoz

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Medical inhaler company Vectura Group PLC (VEC.LN) Wednesday announced a collaboration with Sandoz, a division of Swiss drug giant Novartis AG (NVS), to develop a generic version of an inhaler therapy for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Vectura will receive an initial payment of $5 million from Sandoz and up to $5 million more depending on targets. It expects its research and development costs to be less than $20 million.

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June 28, 2017 12:39 ET (16:39 GMT)