Collaboration Strengthens Peijia’s Position for Competing in a Largely Untapped Market and Supports Global Expansion of HighLife’s Technology


Collaboration Strengthens Peijia’s Position for Competing in a Largely Untapped Market and Supports Global Expansion of HighLife’s Technology

 

 

BEIJING and PARIS, December 21, 2020 — Peijia Medical Ltd (HK Stock Code: 09996) and HighLife SAS, a Paris-based medical device company, focused on the development of a distinctive transeptal mitral valve replacement (“TMVR”) system to treat patients suffering from mitral regurgitation, announced that they have entered into a license agreement pursuant to which HighLife has granted to Peijia an exclusive license regarding certain proprietary TMVR products currently in development by the Licensor. Under the Agreement, Peijia is entitled to, among other things, manufacture, develop, and commercialize the products in the greater China region, and HighLife is in return entitled to receive an upfront fee and subsequent milestone payments.

Interventional treatment for mitral regurgitation is considered to be a very challenging area in the field of structural heart disease. The TMVR technology developed by HighLife uses a transeptal approach to treat patients with MR, and is currently evaluated in international clinical studies in more than 20 sites on three continents.

Under the License Agreement, Peijia and HighLife will establish a joint review committee to enhance a mutual sharing of information about the development as well as commercialization of the TMVR products, further deepening cooperation between the two companies. The terms also allow cross-licensing on future improvements of the products, encouraging both companies to focus on innovations.

HighLife sees this agreement with Peijia as a major endorsement since its first venture capital financing led by Sofinnova Partners in 2017. “This is an important milestone for HighLife, which supports our ambitions to go global and benefit from the pretty dynamic Chinese structural heart market through our partnership with Peijia,” said Georg Börtlein, HighLife’s CEO and Founder. “We remain committed to bringing good treatment option for the broadest patient population to market. The initial results from our multi-centric clinical studies suggest that our transeptal approach improves patient outcomes and can be used effectively by multiple operators.”

Peijia views the collaboration as an important step in strengthening its structural heart pipeline by adding potentially top-class clinical-stage TMVR products. “This collaboration marks a major milestone to further build up Peijia’s technology position in the structural heart.” said Dr. Yi Zhang, Founder and CEO of Peijia Medical. “We always strive to provide more innovative products and solutions for patients. The collaboration with HighLife demonstrates Peijia’s commitment to technology develop technology with first-in-class partners from around the world. We firmly believe that this kind of collaborative innovation will benefit more patients in China.”

HighLife was founded in 2010 by Georg Börtlein, who previously co-founded CoreValve Inc., a pioneer in the development of trans-catheter aortic valve implantation, which was supported early on by leading European life sciences venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners until the sale to Medtronic in 2009 for more than $700 million. Sofinnova Partners, the historical VC lead investor in HighLife, is joined by other blue-chip investors, USVP, Andera Partners, Sectoral, and VI Partners.

About Peijia Medical
Peijia Medical Limited was established in 2012 and is headquartered in Suzhou, China. Peijia Medical focuses on the high-growth interventional procedural medical device market in China, and aims to become a well-known medical device platform that provides comparatively comprehensive treatment solution for structural heart and neurovascular diseases. The Company was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in May 2020 under the stock code of 9996.

About HighLife
HighLife SAS was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Paris, France, with offices in Irvine (California). It is focused on the development of a novel transeptal replacement system for treating mitral valve regurgitation. The technology aims at a beating heart procedure reducing trauma to the patients through a purely endovascular approach.

Caution: The HighLife Transeptal Mitral Valve is an investigational device and not available for sale.

 

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Collaboration Strengthens Peijia’s Position for Competing in a Largely Untapped Market and Supports Global Expansion of HighLife’s Technology

 

 

BEIJING and PARIS, December 21, 2020 — Peijia Medical Ltd (HK Stock Code: 09996) and HighLife SAS, a Paris-based medical device company, focused on the development of a distinctive transeptal mitral valve replacement (“TMVR”) system to treat patients suffering from mitral regurgitation, announced that they have entered into a license agreement pursuant to which HighLife has granted to Peijia an exclusive license regarding certain proprietary TMVR products currently in development by the Licensor. Under the Agreement, Peijia is entitled to, among other things, manufacture, develop, and commercialize the products in the greater China region, and HighLife is in return entitled to receive an upfront fee and subsequent milestone payments.

Interventional treatment for mitral regurgitation is considered to be a very challenging area in the field of structural heart disease. The TMVR technology developed by HighLife uses a transeptal approach to treat patients with MR, and is currently evaluated in international clinical studies in more than 20 sites on three continents.

Under the License Agreement, Peijia and HighLife will establish a joint review committee to enhance a mutual sharing of information about the development as well as commercialization of the TMVR products, further deepening cooperation between the two companies. The terms also allow cross-licensing on future improvements of the products, encouraging both companies to focus on innovations.

HighLife sees this agreement with Peijia as a major endorsement since its first venture capital financing led by Sofinnova Partners in 2017. “This is an important milestone for HighLife, which supports our ambitions to go global and benefit from the pretty dynamic Chinese structural heart market through our partnership with Peijia,” said Georg Börtlein, HighLife’s CEO and Founder. “We remain committed to bringing good treatment option for the broadest patient population to market. The initial results from our multi-centric clinical studies suggest that our transeptal approach improves patient outcomes and can be used effectively by multiple operators.”

Peijia views the collaboration as an important step in strengthening its structural heart pipeline by adding potentially top-class clinical-stage TMVR products. “This collaboration marks a major milestone to further build up Peijia’s technology position in the structural heart.” said Dr. Yi Zhang, Founder and CEO of Peijia Medical. “We always strive to provide more innovative products and solutions for patients. The collaboration with HighLife demonstrates Peijia’s commitment to technology develop technology with first-in-class partners from around the world. We firmly believe that this kind of collaborative innovation will benefit more patients in China.”

HighLife was founded in 2010 by Georg Börtlein, who previously co-founded CoreValve Inc., a pioneer in the development of trans-catheter aortic valve implantation, which was supported early on by leading European life sciences venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners until the sale to Medtronic in 2009 for more than $700 million. Sofinnova Partners, the historical VC lead investor in HighLife, is joined by other blue-chip investors, USVP, Andera Partners, Sectoral, and VI Partners.

About Peijia Medical
Peijia Medical Limited was established in 2012 and is headquartered in Suzhou, China. Peijia Medical focuses on the high-growth interventional procedural medical device market in China, and aims to become a well-known medical device platform that provides comparatively comprehensive treatment solution for structural heart and neurovascular diseases. The Company was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in May 2020 under the stock code of 9996.

About HighLife
HighLife SAS was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Paris, France, with offices in Irvine (California). It is focused on the development of a novel transeptal replacement system for treating mitral valve regurgitation. The technology aims at a beating heart procedure reducing trauma to the patients through a purely endovascular approach.

Caution: The HighLife Transeptal Mitral Valve is an investigational device and not available for sale.

 

For more information, please visit our WeChat Official Account:

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/ZIzz5j4VNYFkf2tHr-adcg