SPOTLIGHT: Anesiva inks $114M licensing deal

Transcription Factor Therapeutics has licensed the worldwide rights to Anesiva's NF-kB Decoy program, which includes the clinical drug candidate Avrina. NF-kB Transcription Factor Decoy inhibits NF-kappa B, a protein implicated in the inflammatory cascade in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma. Anesiva gets an upfront fee and up to $114 million in milestone payments if two products are developed. Release