Merck licenses antidepressant candidate to Cerecor

04/22/2013 | Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

Merck & Co. granted Cerecor exclusive global rights to develop and market the experimental drug MK-0657, a small molecule NMDA receptor subunit 2B antagonist for all clinical indications. Cerecor plans to develop the compound as a treatment for severe refractory depression and suicidal thoughts and behavior. The deal entitles Merck to milestone fees and royalties.

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