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Amgenwill be fully in charge of preclinical and clinical development and commercialization worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement,Xencorwill receive a$45 millionupfront payment and up to$1.7 billionin clinical, regulatory and sales milestone payments in total for the six applications.Xencoris eligible to receive mid to large single-digit royalties for applicants directed againstAmgen'stargets, and high single to low double-digit royalties forXencor'sCD38 bispecific T cell engager. ‘We are pleased to be becoming a member of forces withXencorto increase our immuno-oncology and irritation position by leveragingAmgen'santibodies andXencor'sbispecific antibody system,’ saidSean E. Harper, M.D., executive vice president of Analysis and Development atAmgen. ‘We are especially excited about the T cell engaging bispecific antibody directed against CD38, which complementsAmgen'sBiTE®system, while growing our hematology and oncology portfolio that includes two bispecific T cell engager antibodies, BLINCYTO® and AMG 330, and also Kyprolis® for relapsed multiple myeloma.’ Bispecific technology look for to engineer monoclonal antibodies to bind two exclusive drug targets, instead of traditional antibodies made to bind to a single antigen target.