Midatech Pharma Signs Licensing Pact With Novartis

Pharmaceutical company Midatech Pharma PLC (MTPH.LN) said Wednesday that it has signed a global licensing agreement with Novartis AG (NOVN.EB) for the oncology compound panobinostat.

The company intends to develop panobinostat for the treatment of brain tumor.

Shares at 0741 GMT trading 4.4% higher at 108 pence.

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June 07, 2017 03:59 ET (07:59 GMT)