Ophthotech receives $41.7M payment from Novo Ophthotech announced that it has received payment of approximately $41.7M in a second tranche in royalty financing from Novo. The receipt of the second tranche has been triggered as a result of Ophthotech reaching an initial enrollment milestone of a specified number of patients in its multi-national Phase 3 clinical program of Fovista. Ophthotech initiated patient enrollment in the Phase 3 clinical program of Fovista in August 2013, and continues to expect to have initial top-line data in 2016. Novo funded the tranche in exchange for an additional royalty interest on Fovista sales. The tranche is the second of three under a $125M royalty agreement with Novo A/S. The initial funding occurred in May 2013 and a third potential funding is based upon a further patient enrollment milestone.
Ophthotech price target raised to $69 from $61 at Leerink Leerink raised its price target for Ophthotech shares to $69 following the company's Q4 results and reiterates an Outperform rating on the name.