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Antigenics Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

March 16, 2011 | About:

Antigenics Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Agenus Inc. has a market cap of $91.3 million; its shares were traded at around $0.919 with and P/S ratio of 27.2.

Highlight of Business Operations:

In addition to our internal development efforts, we are actively pursuing multiple partnering opportunities. We are seeking regional and/or global partners for select products in our portfolio, including Oncophage, the Prophage G-Series vaccines, G-100 and G-200, and HerpV. We are also exploring a variety of in-licensing opportunities that would be complementary to our existing business while expanding our product pipeline. Our business activities have included product research and development, intellectual property prosecution, manufacturing, regulatory and clinical affairs, corporate finance and development, market development, business development, and support of our collaborations. Research and development expenses for the years ended December 31, 2010, 2009, and 2008, were $12.9 million, $16.9 million, and $20.7 million, respectively.

GSK. In July 2006, we entered into a license agreement and a supply agreement with GSK for the use of QS-21. On January 16, 2009, we entered into an Amended and Restated Manufacturing Technology Transfer and Supply Agreement (the Amended GSK supply agreement) under which GSK has the right to manufacture all of its requirements of commercial grade QS-21. GSK is obligated to supply us (or our affiliates, licensees, or customers) certain quantities of commercial grade QS-21 for a stated period of time. To date, we have received $10.5 million of a potential $15.3 million in upfront and milestone payments related to these agreements. We are entitled to receive low single-digit royalties on net sales for a period of at least 10 years after the first commercial sale of a resulting GSK product. The agreements may be terminated by either party upon a material breach if the breach is not cured within the time specified in the agreement. The termination or expiration of the GSK license agreement does not relieve either party from any obligation which accrued prior to the termination or expiration. Among other provisions, the milestone payment obligations survive termination or expiration for any reason, and the license rights granted to GSK survive expiration of the GSK license agreement. The license rights and payment obligations of GSK under the Amended GSK supply agreement survive termination or expiration, except that GSKs license rights and future royalty obligations do not survive if we terminate due to GSKs material breach unless we elect otherwise.

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