Kyowa Hakko Kirin and Syndax Announce an Exclusive License Agreement to Develop and Commercialize Entinostat in Japan and Korea

News | 01. 07. 2015

Syndax Pharmaceuticals

Tokyo, Japan, January 8, 2015 and Waltham, Mass., January 7, 2015 — Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president and CEO: Nobuo Hanai, “Kyowa Hakko Kirin”) and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Waltham, Mass.; president and CEO: Arlene M. Morris, “Syndax”) today jointly announced that the companies have entered into a license agreement for the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize entinostat in Japan and Korea. Entinostat is a Class I selective histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor being developed by Syndax in the United States and Europe in combination with hormone therapy for advanced breast cancer and immune therapy combinations in solid tumors.