INNOVATION & PIPELINE
We previously co-developed seltorexant with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Janssen) for the treatment of insomnia disorder and adjunctive treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). During 2020, we exercised our right to opt out of a joint development agreement with Janssen for the future development of seltorexant. As a result, we will be entitled to collect royalties in the mid-single digits on potential future sales of seltorexant worldwide in certain indications, with no further financial obligations to Janssen.
In January 2021 Royalty Pharma acquired Minerva’s royalty interest in seltorexant for an upfront payment of $60 million and up to $95 million in additional milestone payments. The future milestone payments to Minerva will be contingent on the achievement of certain clinical, regulatory and commercialization milestones for seltorexant by Janssen. Seltorexant is currently in Phase 3 development for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) with insomnia symptoms by Janssen.