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Evotec receives pre-clinical milestone as part of its discovery alliance with Boehringer Ingelheim

(PresseBox) (Hamburg, Germany, ) Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) today announced that its research alliance with Boehringer Ingelheim has reached a milestone in November triggering revenues of € 4.0 m to Evotec. The milestone was for the transition of an oncology molecule into pre-clinical development.

Dr Mario Polywka, Chief Operating Officer of Evotec commented: "This is the twenty-first milestone achieved as part of our alliance with Boehringer Ingelheim and represents a third oncology compound transitioning into pre-clinical development of which one is already in Phase I clinical trials. Our collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim continues to support Evotec's overall strategy of building up a pipeline of assets of which we have interest in future upside."

About the Evotec and Boehringer Ingelheim alliance

In 2004, Evotec entered into a multi-year, multi-target drug discovery alliance with Boehringer Ingelheim to jointly identify and develop pre-clinical development candidates for the treatment of various disease areas including CNS, inflammation, cardiometabolic and respiratory diseases. In 2009, the collaboration was extended for an additional four years and the scope expanded to include oncology targets. Under the terms of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim has full ownership and global responsibility for clinical development, manufacturing and commercialisation of the compounds identified. In return, Evotec receives ongoing research payments and pre-clinical milestones. Furthermore, the contract provides substantial long-term upside for Evotec through potential payments for successful milestone achievements during clinical development and royalties when new drugs reach the market.

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