By Michael Dabaie

 

Viracta Therapeutics Inc. shares were up 5% to $9.51 after the company said it reacquired the rights to its combination therapy in China.

The oncology company targeting virus-associated malignancies said it reacquired the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize its all-oral combination product candidate in China previously licensed to Shenzhen Salubris Pharmaceuticals Co. The rights were returned to Viracta in exchange for a $4 million cash payment to Salubris.

Viracta's combination therapy of nanatinostat and valganciclovir is currently in a Phase 2 trial for Epstein-Barr virus-positive lymphoma.

Viracta also received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of an investigational new drug application for a Phase 1b/2 trial of the combination therapy in EBV(+) recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma and other EBV(+) solid tumors.

 

Write to Michael Dabaie at michael.dabaie@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

August 23, 2021 11:02 ET (15:02 GMT)

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