Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Collaboration Agreement

Collaboration Agreement
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Collaboration Agreement [Abstract]  
Collaboration Agreement

16.  Collaboration Agreement

On August 16, 2018, the Company entered into a clinical trial collaboration and supply agreement (the “Collaboration Agreement”) with Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. (“Merck”) to conduct a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination of RX-5902 with Merck’s anti-PD‑1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), in patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Under the terms of the Collaboration Agreement, the Company will sponsor the clinical trial and Merck will supply the Company with KEYTRUDA for use in the trial at no cost to the Company. The Collaboration Agreement provides that the Company and Merck will jointly own clinical data generated from the clinical trial.