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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
Agenus Inc. (the Agenus) announced today that it received a $4 million payment from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Merck) for the advancement of an undisclosed antibody under the license and research collaboration agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. As previously disclosed, Merck is responsible for all future product development expenses for the selected antibody and Agenus is eligible to receive up to an additional $99 million in milestone payments, as well as royalties on worldwide product sales.
The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Description of Exhibit
|99.1||Press Release dated November 15, 2017.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: November 15, 2017||AGENUS INC.|
/s/ Christine M. Klaskin
|Christine M. Klaskin|