Initially, Ortho-Clinical will have the option to select up to nine biomarkers that the partners will clinically validate. Following successful validation, Ortho-Clinical plans to develop markers into products. In exchange for paying development milestones and revenue-based royalties, Ortho-Clinical will have worldwide rights to commercialize the tests. Compugen will also receive license fees for each commercialized biomarker.
Compugen discovered the biomarkers using its LEADS platform, which analyzes the human proteome.