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ImaginAb Announces Licensing Deal with AstraZeneca for CD8 ImmunoPET Technology

Los Angeles, CA, USA, March 30, 2020 - ImaginAb Inc., a leading clinical stage immuno-oncology imaging company, today announced it has signed a multi-year non-exclusive license agreement with AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN).

Under the terms of the agreement, ImaginAb’s CD8 ImmunoPET technology will be used in AstraZeneca’s clinical trials in North America and Europe to facilitate clinical development of AstraZeneca’s novel immunotherapies and to advance the clinical utility of ImaginAb’s CD8 ImmunoPET.

The deal is an opportunity for ImaginAb to support AstraZeneca’s project teams on imaging CD8 cells in patients and both teams will be committed to analysing and interpreting the data for their respective research and development activities. 

ImaginAb will receive license fees and other contingent payments.

This agreement follows the recently signed pre-competitive alliance between AstraZeneca, ImaginAb and other global pharmaceutical companies, announced on October 14, 2019

Commenting on the news, Ian Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of ImaginAb said: “We are very pleased that AstraZeneca is expanding our relationship. Under the new agreement, ImaginAb will provide AstraZeneca with clinical doses of ImaginAb’s CD8 ImmunoPET minibody, as well as technical support, to AstraZeneca clinical trials involving novel immunotherapies. ImaginAb’s CD8 ImmunoPET technology is the clinically most advanced CD8 PET tracer. It is a powerful diagnostic approach for measuring non-invasively the effect of immunotherapies, which we believe will ultimately be used to predict therapeutic efficacy.”


For further information please contact:



Ian Wilson


Phone: +1 310 645 1211


Optimum Strategic Communications

Mary Clark, Supriya Mathur


Phone: +44 20 3950 9144


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Last Updated: 30-Mar-2020