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17 Dec 2021

Keros Therapeutics Strategic deal with Hansoh Pharma for Rights to KER-050 in China

Keros Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel treatments for patients suffering from hematological and musculoskeletal disorders with high unmet medical need, today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Hansoh (Shanghai) Healthtech Company Limited (“Hansoh”), a subsidiary of Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group Company Limited (“Hansoh Pharma”), a leading R&D driven biopharmaceutical company in China. Under the terms of the agreement, Hansoh will obtain an exclusive license from Keros to develop, manufacture and commercialize KER-050 within the territories of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hansoh is responsible for the development, regulatory approval and commercialization of KER-050 in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Keros will receive a $20 million upfront payment and will also be eligible to receive up to $170.5 million in development and commercial milestones, plus tiered royalties on net product sales ranging from the low double digit to high teens.

About KER-050

Keros’ lead protein therapeutic product candidate, KER-050, is an engineered ligand trap comprised of a modified ligand-binding domain of the Transforming Growth Factor-Beta receptor known as activin receptor type IIA that is fused to the portion of the human antibody known as the Fc domain. KER-050 is being developed for the treatment of low blood cell counts, or cytopenias, including anemia and thrombocytopenia, in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, and in patients with myelofibrosis.

About Keros Therapeutics, Inc.

Keros is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel treatments for patients suffering from hematologic and musculoskeletal disorders with high unmet medical need. Keros is a leader in understanding the role of the transforming growth factor-Beta family of proteins, which are master regulators of red blood cell and platelet production as well as of the growth, repair and maintenance of muscle and bone.

Keros’ lead protein therapeutic product candidate, KER-050, is being developed for the treatment of low blood cell counts, or cytopenias, including anemia and thrombocytopenia, in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and in patients with myelofibrosis.

About Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group Company Limited

Hansoh Pharma (3692.HK), one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in China, is committed to discovering and developing life-changing medicines to help patients conquer serious diseases and disorders. Hansoh Pharma is supported by over 12,000 dedicated employees in China and the United States.

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