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AC IMMUNE SA filed this Form 20-F on 03/21/2019
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To date, we have received payments totaling CHF 59 million. We received a CHF 17 million upfront payment associated with this agreement at the time of signing the collaboration agreement. Additionally, we received a CHF 14 million milestone payment received and recognized in the fourth quarter of 2017 associated with the first patient dosing in a Phase 2 clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease with an anti-Tau monoclonal body known as RG6100, a CHF 14 million milestone payment recognized in the second quarter of 2016 and received in July 2016, associated with the announcement of the commencement of the Phase 1 clinical study of the lead anti-Tau antibody candidate and a CHF 14 million milestone payment received in 2015 in connection with the ED-GO decision.


The structure of the collaboration agreement is as follows:


  · A right-to-use license;


  · Preclinical and clinical milestone payments upon selection of a lead candidate, commencement of each of Phase 1, 2 and 3 of clinical development. In addition, for a second indication, clinical milestone payments would be payable upon commencement of each of Phase 2 and 3 of clinical development;


  · Regulatory milestones payments upon making regulatory filings for marketing approvals in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, respectively. In addition, for a second indication, similar regulatory milestones would be payable;


  · Commercialization milestones payable upon making a first commercial sale in each of the U.S., Europe and Japan. For a second indication, commercialization milestones exist for each of the U.S., Europe and Japan which are triggered by the first commercial sale for the second indication in each of those jurisdictions; and


  · Royalties on sales with royalty rates differing based on the source of the intellectual property underlying the commercial product.


Under the terms of the agreement, Genentech bears all the costs of developing the anti-Tau antibody compound through the clinical phases. In addition, Genentech is responsible for the costs associated with seeking and obtaining regulatory and marketing approvals, manufacturing costs, sales and marketing costs. Intellectual property costs related to any anti-Tau antibody-related intellectual property filed solely by us and any costs associated with filing, maintaining and protecting intellectual property filed jointly we share with Genentech. The agreement will terminate by its terms on the date on which all obligations between the parties with respect to the payment of milestones or royalties for licensed products have passed or expired. However, Genentech may terminate the agreement at any time by providing three months’ notice to us.


Janssen Pharmaceuticals


In December 2014, we entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to develop and commercialize therapeutic anti-Tau vaccines for the treatment of AD and potentially other Tauopathies. The value of this partnership is potentially up to CHF 500 million and includes upfront and clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones. We and Janssen will co-develop the two second generation lead therapeutic vaccines, ACI-35.030 and JACI-35.054, through Phase 1b/2a completion. From Phase 2b and onwards, Janssen will assume responsibility for the clinical development, manufacturing and commercialization of one selected second generation vaccine. ACI-35.030 and JACI-35.054 are active therapeutic vaccines stimulating the patient’s immune system to produce a polyclonal antibody response against phosphorylated Tau protein. The agreement also allows for the collaboration to be expanded to a second indication based on the same anti-Tau vaccine program and based on intellectual property related to this program.


In January 2016, we received a pre-payment of CHF 1.5 million for research and external research costs for 2016. We recognized the proceeds over a 12-month period on a straight-line basis pursuant to the terms of the collaboration agreement. In May 2016, we received a CHF 4.9 million payment for reaching a clinical milestone in the Phase 1b study. As we met all performance obligations on reaching the milestone, we have recognized this milestone as revenue.


As part of this agreement, AC Immune and Janssen have committed to spending approximately CHF 13.8 million in clinical development until the end of the Phase 1b clinical study. Any remaining commitment not spent on the Phase 1b study will be carried forward to cover additional development costs with Janssen continuing to be responsible for any costs above the stated CHF 13.8 million.



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