WilmerHale Advises Voyager Therapeutics in Strategic Collaboration With Neurocrine Biosciences

WilmerHale Advises Voyager Therapeutics in Strategic Collaboration With Neurocrine Biosciences

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On January 29, 2019, Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. and Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. announced the formation of a strategic collaboration focused on the development and commercialization of Voyager's gene therapy programs for Parkinson’s disease and Friedreich's ataxia, as well as rights to two programs to be determined. This collaboration combines Neurocrine Biosciences’ expertise in neuroscience, drug development and commercialization with Voyager’s innovative gene therapy programs targeting severe neurological diseases. Under the terms of the agreement, Neurocrine Biosciences has agreed to pay Voyager $165 million in cash, including a $115 million upfront payment and a $50 million equity investment. Voyager will also receive funding from Neurocrine Biosciences for these collaboration programs and may be entitled to earn up to $1.7 billion in development, regulatory and commercial milestone payments across the four programs.

The WilmerHale team representing Voyager included Steven Singer, Jenna Ventorino and Elizabeth Mayo, with Brian Johnson, Avery Reaves and Ryan Crane advising on general corporate and equity investment matters.

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