SELLAS Life Sciences Group to Merge with Galena Biopharma

New York – August 11, 2017 – Cooley advised SELLAS Life Sciences Group on its merger agreement with Galena Biopharma.

Under the terms of the agreement, SELLAS will merge into and become an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Galena. The combined company will be renamed SELLAS Life Science Group, resulting in a combined company focused on the development of novel treatments for cancer. The combined company will feature a late-stage pipeline led by novel immunotherapies targeting a broad range of indications in hematology and solid tumors.

“This transaction with Galena is an important step for SELLAS and the advancement of our lead product candidate, GPS, through important development milestones,” said Dr. Angelos Stergiou, SELLAS’s CEO, in a news release. “We believe GPS has the potential to benefit a wide range of cancer patients and become an important piece of the cancer immunotherapy treatment landscape as both a monotherapy and in combination with other agents, particularly checkpoint inhibitors.”

SELLAS Life Sciences Group Ltd is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapies and therapeutics for a broad range of cancer indications. 

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