Statement on FTC challenge to proposed license agreement with Maze Therapeutics

Paris, December 11, 2023. Sanofi is disappointed with the Federal Trade Commission’s announcement that it is seeking a preliminary injunction against a proposed licensing agreement between Sanofi and Maze Therapeutics. The agreement, announced on May 1, 2023, is for MZE001, a glycogen synthase 1 (GYS1) inhibitor program that has completed Phase 1 and is in development for Pompe Disease, a rare, inherited and often fatal disorder that disables the heart and skeletal muscles.

We respectfully disagree with the action by the FTC which also delays potential advancements that could impact the lives of patients. The Maze partnership was designed to apply Sanofi’s resources, knowledge, and expertise to accelerate the development of MZE001, with the hope of addressing unmet medical needs for this devastating condition. The delay associated with a long litigation has led Sanofi to conclude that it would not be in the best interests of patients to contest this litigation and Sanofi will therefore be terminating the agreement with Maze in accordance with its terms. Sanofi remains committed to address the Pompe patient community’s unmet needs.

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