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Alnylam, Regeneron to partner for RNAi treatments

(Reuters) – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc on Monday agreed to partner to develop treatments for eye and central nervous system diseases using RNA interference.

Regeneron will make a $400 million upfront payment to Alnylam and to purchase $400 million of Alnylam equity at a price per share of $90.

Alnylam is eligible to receive up to an additional $200 million in milestone payments upon achievement of certain criteria during early clinical development for the programs.

Reporting by Saumya Sibi Joseph in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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