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Secured Promissory Note - SuperGen Inc. and Tako Ventures LLC

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                               SECURED PROMISSORY NOTE

Five Million Dollars
($5,000,000.00)                                                 March 25, 1999

     FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned, SuperGen, Inc., a Delaware
corporation ("BORROWER"), hereby promises to pay to TAKO Ventures, LLC, a
California limited liability company ("LENDER"), or order, the principal sum
of Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) or so much of such principal sum as may
from time to time have been advanced and be outstanding, together with
accrued interest as provided herein.


     1.     ADVANCES.  From the date hereof until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on
December 31, 1999, Borrower may from time to time request advances from
Lender (individually an "ADVANCE" and collectively the "ADVANCES") by giving
written notice to Lender in accordance with the terms hereof, which notice
shall indicate the amount of the Advance requested, the proposed use of the
Advance proceeds and the amount of equity and debt financing from any third
party which has been received (or which has become available to be received)
by the Company from and after the date hereof through the date of such notice
("THIRD PARTY FINANCING").  Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the
Conditions set forth in Section A.2. below, and provided that the requested
Advance would not cause an Event of Default (as defined in Section G below)
to occur, Lender shall make the Advance to Borrower within thirty (30) days
of receipt of Borrower's notice for the first Advance, and within five (5)
days of receipt of Borrower's notice for each subsequent Advance.  Lender
shall not be obligated to make an Advance to the extent that such Advance,
when aggregated with all prior Advances, would exceed Five Million Dollars
($5,000,000), less the amount of all Third Party Financing.  Borrower shall
not have the right to re-borrow any Advance to the extent that it has been

     2.     CONDITIONS TO ADVANCES.  Borrower's right to request, and
Lender's obligation to make, each Advance shall be subject, in each case, to
the satisfaction of the following conditions, any or all of which may be
waived by Lender, in its sole and exclusive discretion, to the extent
permitted by law:

            (a)  Borrower shall have delivered to Lender, in form and
substance reasonably satisfactory to Lender, (i) a certificate of the
Secretary of Borrower with respect to incumbency and resolutions authorizing
the execution and delivery of this Note; (ii) a financing statement (Form
UCC-1); (iii) an intellectual property security agreement. 

            (b)  The representations and warranties contained in Section D
and Section F.2. shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as
of the date of such request for an



Advance and on the effective date of each Advance as though made at and as of
each such date, and no Event of Default shall have occurred and be
continuing, or would result from such Advance (PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that those
representations and warranties expressly referring to another date shall be
true, correct and complete in all material respects as of such date), and
Borrower shall have delivered to Lender a certificate signed by the Chief
Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer of Borrower to such effect.

            (c)  There shall be no law, order, rule or regulation of any
governmental authority in effect (i) which has the effect of prohibiting or
making unlawful any of the transactions contemplated by this Note, or (ii)
which would reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

     3.     USE OF PROCEEDS.  The proceeds of Advances shall be used for
general corporate purposes, including for working capital.

B.   INTEREST.  Interest shall accrue with respect to Advances on the
principal sum hereunder at the per annum rate of ten percent (10%).  However,
if an Event of Default (as defined in Section G below) has occurred and is
continuing, then interest shall accrue during the continuance of such Event
of Default at the rate per annum equal to two percent (2%) plus the rate that
would otherwise be in effect (the "DEFAULT RATE").  Interest payable
hereunder shall be calculated on the basis of a three hundred sixty (360) day
year for actual days elapsed. Interest shall be due and payable in arrears on
the first day of each calendar month, commencing with the first month after
the date hereof.


     1.     SCHEDULED PAYMENT.  All principal indebtedness shall be payable
in full on the first anniversary of the date hereof.

     2.     PREPAYMENT.  Borrower shall have the right at any time and from
time to time to prepay, in whole or in part, the principal of this Note,
without payment of any premium or penalty.  Any principal prepayment shall be
accompanied by a payment of all interest accrued on the amount prepaid
through the date of such prepayment.

     3.     FORM OF PAYMENT.  Principal and interest and all other amounts
due hereunder are to be paid in lawful money of the United States of America
in federal or other immediately available funds.

D.   REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.  On and as of the date of this Note,
Borrower represents and warrants to Lender, and on and as of the date of each
Advance under this Note, Borrower shall represent and warrant to Lender, that
as of each such date:



     1.     DUE AUTHORIZATION; NO CONFLICT.  The execution, delivery, and
performance of this Note are within Borrower's powers, have been duly
authorized, and are not in conflict with nor constitute a breach of any
provision contained in Borrower's Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws, nor
will they constitute an event of default under any material agreement to
which Borrower is a party or by which Borrower is bound.  Borrower is not in
default under any agreement to which it is a party or by which it is bound,
which default could have a Material Adverse Effect.

     2.     SEC REPORTS.  Borrower has delivered or made available to Lender
complete and accurate copies (including exhibits) of each report,
registration statement (on a form other than Form S-8) and definitive proxy
statement filed by Borrower with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
("SEC") since March 15, 1998 (the "SEC DOCUMENTS").  As of the time it was
filed with the SEC (or, if amended or superseded by a subsequent filing, then
on the date of such filing): (i) each of the SEC Documents complied in all
material respects with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act of
1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and all
rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and (ii) none of the SEC
Documents contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to
state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to
make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances in which they were
made, not misleading.

     3.     NO MATERIAL ADVERSE CHANGE.  Since the date of the most recent
financial statements contained in the SEC Documents, there has been no event
that would constitute a Material Adverse Effect.  All consolidated financial
statements related to Borrower that are delivered by Borrower to Lender
fairly present in all material respects Borrower's consolidated financial
condition as of the date thereof and Borrower's consolidated results of
operations for the period then ended.

     4.     FULL DISCLOSURE.  No representation, warranty or other statement
made by Borrower in any certificate or written statement furnished to Lender
contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material
fact necessary in order to make the statements contained in such certificates
or statements not misleading.


     1.     INSURANCE.  From the effective date of the first Advance under
this Note, Borrower, at its expense and with such companies as are reasonably
acceptable to Lender, shall maintain business interruption and liability
insurance and fire, theft and other hazard insurance which covers the
Collateral, which insurance shall be in such amounts as are ordinarily
carried by other owners in similar businesses conducted in the locations
where Borrower's business is conducted on the date hereof.  All such
liability insurance policies shall show Lender as an additional insured or
loss payee, as applicable, and shall specify that the insurer must give at
least thirty (30) days' notice to Lender before canceling its policy for any
reason.  Borrower, upon



Lender's request, shall deliver to Lender certified copies of such policies
of insurance and evidence of the payments of all premiums therefor. 


     1.     GRANT OF SECURITY INTEREST.  Borrower grants to Lender a security
interest in the Collateral, as defined herein, to secure the payment of all
of the indebtedness hereunder (the "SECURED OBLIGATIONS").

of the date of this Note, Borrower represents and warrants to Lender, and on
and as of the date of each Advance under this Note, Borrower shall represent
and warrant to Lender, that as of each such date, Borrower is the true and
lawful owner of the Collateral, having good and marketable title thereto,
free and clear of any and all Liens other than the Lien and security interest
granted to Lender hereunder and Permitted Liens.  Borrower shall not create
or assume or permit to exist any such Lien on or against any of the
Collateral except as created or permitted by this Note and Permitted Liens,
and Borrower shall promptly notify Lender of any such other Lien against the
Collateral and shall defend the Collateral against, and take all such action
as may be necessary to remove or discharge, any such Lien.  No part of the
Intellectual Property Collateral has been judged invalid or unenforceable, in
whole or in part, and to Borrower's knowledge no claim has been made that any
part of the Intellectual Property Collateral violates the rights of any third
     3.     PERFECTION OF SECURITY INTEREST.  Borrower agrees to take all
actions requested by Lender and reasonably necessary to perfect, to continue
the perfection of, and to otherwise give notice of, the Lien granted
hereunder, including, but not limited to, execution of financing statements.


     1.     DEFINITION OF EVENT OF DEFAULT.  The occurrence of any one or
more of the following events shall constitute an "EVENT OF DEFAULT" hereunder:

            (a)     Borrower's breach of the obligation to pay any amount
payable hereunder within five (5) business days after the date that it is due
and payable;

            (b)     Borrower's failure to perform, keep or observe any
obligation under this Note or any of the covenants contained in this Note
which failure is not cured within 30 days from the occurrence thereof;

            (c)     occurrence of a Material Adverse Effect, or a material
impairment of the prospect of repayment of any portion of the Advances, or
material impairment of the value or



priority of Lender's security interest in the Collateral; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
that changes in Borrower's financial condition as a result of continuing cash
losses from operations (that is, losses excluding non-cash charges relating
to acquisitions, equity compensation transactions and the like) in amounts
that do not in any quarter exceed 150% of the cash losses from operations
(determined on the same basis) sustained in the comparable fiscal quarter of
1998 shall not constitute a Material Adverse Effect or a material impairment
for purposes of this Note;

            (d)     Borrower's institution of proceedings against it, or
Borrower's filing of a petition or answer or consent seeking reorganization
or release, under the federal Bankruptcy Code, or any other applicable
federal or state law relating to creditor rights and remedies, or Borrower's
consent to the filing of any such petition or the appointment of a receiver,
liquidator, assignee, trustee or other similar official of Borrower or of any
substantial part of its property, or Borrower's making of an assignment for
the benefit of creditors, or the taking of corporate action in furtherance of
such action;

            (e)     the creation (whether voluntary or involuntary) of any
Lien upon any of the Collateral, other than the Permitted Liens, or the
making or any attempt to make any levy, seizure or attachment thereof;

            (f)     the occurrence and continuance of any default under any
lease or agreement for borrowed money that gives the lessor or the creditor
of such indebtedness, as applicable, the right to accelerate the payment of
lease payments or the repayment of indebtedness, as applicable, in an amount
exceeding $1,000,000, or the right to exercise any rights or remedies with
respect to any of the Collateral;

            (g)     the entry of any judgment or order in an amount in excess
of $1,000,000 against Borrower which remains unsatisfied or undischarged and
in effect for thirty (30) days after such entry without a stay of enforcement
or execution; or

            (i)     the existence of a material misstatement or omission in
any representation or warranty set forth in this Note, on the date hereof, or
in any certificate delivered to Lender by Borrower, on the date thereof.


            (a)     During the continuance of an Event of Default, Lender
shall have the right, itself or through any of its agents, with or without
notice to Borrower (as provided below), as to any or all of the Collateral,
by any available judicial procedure, or without judicial process (PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, that it is in compliance with the UCC), declare all obligations
evidenced by this Note immediately due and payable, cease advancing money or
extending credit to or for the benefit of Borrower under this Note, and to
exercise any and all rights afforded to a secured party under the UCC or
other applicable law. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,



shall have the right to sell or otherwise dispose of all or any part
of the Collateral, either at public or private sale, in lots or in bulk, for
cash or for credit, with or without warranties or representations, and upon
such terms and conditions, all as Lender, in its sole discretion, may deem
advisable, and it shall have the right to purchase at any such sale. 
Borrower agrees that a notice sent at least fifteen (15) days before the time
of any intended public sale or of the time after which any private sale or
other disposition of the Collateral is to be made shall be reasonable notice
of such sale or other disposition.  The proceeds of any such sale, or other
Collateral disposition shall be applied, first to the expenses of retaking,
holding, storing, processing and preparing for sale, selling, and the like,
and to Lender's reasonable attorneys' fees and legal expenses, and then to
the Secured Obligations and to the payment of any other amounts required by
applicable law, after which Lender shall account to Borrower for any surplus
proceeds.  If, upon the sale or other disposition of the Collateral, the
proceeds thereof are insufficient to pay all amounts to which Lender is
legally entitled, Borrower shall be liable for the deficiency, together with
interest thereon at the Default Rate, and the reasonable fees of any
attorneys Lender's employs to collect such deficiency; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
that the foregoing shall not be deemed to require Lender to resort to or
initiate proceedings against the Collateral prior to the collection of any
such deficiency from Borrower.  To the extent permitted by applicable law,
Borrower waives all claims, damages and demands against Lender arising out of
the retention or sale or lease of the Collateral or other exercise of
Lender's rights and remedies with respect thereto.

            (b)     To the extent permitted by law, Borrower covenants that
it will not at any time insist upon or plead, or in any manner whatever claim
or take any benefit or advantage of, any stay or extension law now or at any
time hereafter in force, nor claim, take or insist upon any benefit or
advantage of or from any law now or hereafter in force providing for the
valuation or appraisal of the Collateral or any part thereof, prior to any
sale or sales thereof to be made pursuant to any provision herein contained,
or the decree, judgment or order of any court of competent jurisdiction; or,
after such sale or sales, claim or exercise any right under any statute now
or hereafter made or enacted by any state or otherwise to redeem the property
so sold or any part thereof, and, to the full extent legally permitted,
hereby expressly waives all benefit and advantage of any such law or laws,
and covenants that it will not invoke or utilize any such law or laws or
otherwise hinder, delay or impede the execution of any power herein granted
and delegated to Lender, but will suffer and permit the execution of every
such power as though no such power, law or laws had been made or enacted.

            (c)     Any sale, whether under any power of sale hereby given or
by virtue of judicial proceedings, shall operate to divest all Borrower's
right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever, either at law or in
equity, in and to the Collateral sold, and shall be a perpetual bar, both at
law and in equity, against Borrower, its successors and assigns, and against
all persons and entities claiming the Collateral sold or any part thereof
under, by or through Borrower, its successors or assigns.



            (d)     Borrower appoints Lender, and any officer, employee or
agent of Lender, with full power of substitution, as Borrower's true and
lawful attorney-in-fact, effective as of the date hereof,  with power, in its
own name or in the name of Borrower, during the continuance of an Event of
Default, to endorse any notes, checks, drafts, money orders, or other
instruments of payment in respect of the Collateral that may come into
Lender's possession, to sign and endorse any drafts against debtors,
assignments, verifications and notices in connection with accounts, and other
documents relating to Collateral; to pay or discharge taxes or Liens at any
time levied or placed on or threatened against the Collateral; to demand,
collect, issue receipt for, compromise, settle and sue for monies due in
respect of the Collateral; to notify persons and entities obligated with
respect to the Collateral to make payments directly to Lender; and,
generally, to do, at Lender's option and at Borrower's expense, at any time,
or from time to time, all acts and things which Lender deems necessary to
protect, preserve and realize upon the Collateral and Lender's security
interest therein to effect the intent of this Note, all as fully and
effectually as Borrower might or could do; and Borrower hereby ratifies all
that said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. 
This power of attorney shall be irrevocable as long as any of the Secured
Obligations are outstanding.

            (e)     All of Lender's rights and remedies with respect to the
Collateral, whether established hereby or by any other agreements,
instruments or documents or by law shall be cumulative and may be exercised
singly or concurrently.

     1.     DEFINITIONS.  As used herein, the following terms shall have the
following meanings:

     "COLLATERAL" means the property described on Exhibit A attached hereto. 

     "COPYRIGHTS" means any and all copyright rights, copyright applications,
copyright registrations and like protections in each work or authorship and
derivative work thereof, whether published or unpublished and whether or not
the same also constitutes a trade secret, now or hereafter existing, created,
acquired or held.


     (a) Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents;

     (b) Any and all trade secrets, and any and all intellectual property
rights in computer software and computer software products now or hereafter
existing, created, acquired or held;

     (c) Any and all design rights which may be available to Borrower now or
hereafter existing, created, acquired or held;



     (d) Any and all claims for damages by way of past, present and future
infringement of any of the rights included above, with the right, but not the
obligation, to sue for and collect such damages for said use or infringement
of the intellectual property rights identified above;

     (e) All licenses or other rights to use any of the Copyrights, Patents
or Trademarks, and all license fees and royalties arising from such use to
the extent permitted by such license or rights;

     (f) All amendments, renewals and extensions of any of the Copyrights,
Trademarks or Patents; and

     (g) All proceeds and products of the foregoing, including without
limitation all payments under insurance or any indemnity or warranty payable
in respect of any of the foregoing.

     "LIEN" means any lien (statutory or other), mortgage, pledge,
hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, security interest, charge,
claim or other encumbrance of any kind (including any conditional sale or
other title retention agreement, any lease in the nature thereof, and any
agreement to give any security interest) and any agreement to give or refrain
from giving a lien, mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit
arrangement, security interest, charge, claim or other encumbrance of any

     "MATERIAL ADVERSE EFFECT" means a material adverse effect on (i) the
business, assets, properties, operations or condition (financial or
otherwise) of Borrower and its subsidiaries taken as a whole or (ii) the
ability of Borrower to repay the obligations or otherwise perform its
obligations under this Note; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that changes in Borrower's
financial condition as a result of continuing cash losses from operations
(that is, losses excluding non-cash charges relating to acquisitions, equity
compensation transactions and the like) in amounts that do not in any quarter
exceed 150% of the cash losses from operations (determined on the same basis)
sustained in the comparable fiscal quarter of 1998 shall not constitute a
material adverse effect for purposes of this Note.

     "PATENTS" means all patents, patent applications and like protections
including without limitation improvements, divisions, continuations,
renewals, reissues, extensions and continuations in part of the same.

     "PERMITTED LIENS" means:  (i) Liens imposed by law, such as carriers',
warehousemen's, materialmen's and mechanics' liens, or Liens arising out of
judgments or awards against Borrower with respect to which Borrower at the
time shall currently be prosecuting an appeal or proceedings for review; (ii)
Liens for taxes not yet subject to penalties for nonpayment and Liens for
taxes the payment of which is being contested in good faith and by
appropriate proceedings and for which, to the extent required by generally
accepted accounting principles then in effect,



proper and adequate book reserves relating thereto are established by
Borrower; (iii) purchase money security interests and liens in connection
with capital leases incurred in the ordinary course of business or existing
on after acquired property at the time of its acquisition by the Borrower;
(iv) liens existing on property as of the date of this Agreement; (v) liens
securing the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, surety bonds and
the like; (vi) leases and sublicenses granted to others in the ordinary
course of business; (vii) liens consisting of rights of set-off or bankers
liens of a customary nature; and (viii) liens consisting of agreements to
refrain from giving or creating Liens (other than the Lien and security
interest granted to Lender hereunder) in connection with joint venture
agreements, strategic alliances and the like.

     "TRADEMARKS" means any trademark and servicemark rights, whether
registered or not, applications to register and registrations of the same and
like protections, and the entire goodwill of the business of Borrower
connected with and symbolized by such trademarks.

     "UCC" means the Uniform Commercial Code in effect from time to time in
the relevant jurisdiction.

     2.     GOVERNING LAW; VENUE.  This Note shall be governed by the laws of
the State of California, without giving effect to conflicts of law
principles. Borrower and Lender agree that all actions or proceedings arising
in connection with this Note shall be tried and litigated only in the state
and federal courts located in the City and County of San Francisco, State of
California or, at Lender's option, any court in which Lender determines it is
necessary or appropriate to initiate legal or equitable proceedings in order
to exercise, preserve, protect or defend any of its rights and remedies under
this Note or otherwise or to exercise, preserve, protect or defend its Lien,
and the priority thereof, against the Collateral, and which has subject
matter jurisdiction over the matter in controversy.  Borrower waives any
right it may have to assert the doctrine of forum non conveniens or to object
to such venue, and consents to any court ordered relief.  Borrower waives
personal service of process and agrees that a summons and complaint
commencing an action or proceeding in any such court shall be promptly served
and shall confer personal jurisdiction if served by registered or certified
mail to Borrower.  The choice of forum set forth herein shall not be deemed
to preclude the enforcement of any judgment obtained in such forum, or the
taking of any action under this Note to enforce the same, in any appropriate

     3.     NOTICES.  Any notice or communication required or desired to be
served, given or delivered hereunder shall be in the form and manner
specified below, and shall be addressed to the party to be notified as

If to Lender:                 Tako Ventures, LLC
                              c/o Howson & Simon
                              101 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 310
                              Walnut Creek, CA  94596



                              Attention: Philip Simon
                              Fax: (650) 977-9064

     with a copies to:        Dudnick Detwiler Rivin & Strikker
                              351 California Street, Fifteenth  Floor
                              San Francisco, CA  94104
                              Attention: Andrew Dudnick, Esq.
                              Fax: (415) 982-1401

                              Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP
                              400 Hamilton Avenue
                              Palo Alto, CA  94301
                              Attention: Rod J. Howard, Esq., Brad Rock, Esq.
                              Fax: (415) 327-3699

If to Borrower:               SuperGen, Inc.
                              Two Annabel Lane
                              Suite 220
                              San Ramon, California  94583
                              Attention: Dr. Joseph Rubinfeld
                              Fax: (510) 327-7347

     with a copy to:          Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
                              Professional Corporation
                              650 Page Mill Road
                              Palo Alto, California 94304-1050
                              Attn: Page Mailliard, Esq.
                              Fax: (650) 493-6811
or to such other address as each party designates to the other by notice in
the manner herein prescribed.  Notice shall be deemed given hereunder if (i)
delivered personally or otherwise actually received, (ii) sent by overnight
delivery service, (iii) mailed by first-class United States mail, postage
prepaid, registered or certified, with return receipt requested, or (iv) sent
via telecopy machine with a duplicate signed copy sent on the same day as
provided in clause (ii) above.  Notice mailed as provided in clause (iii)
above shall be effective upon the expiration of three (3) business days after
its deposit in the United States mail, and notice telecopied as provided in
clause (iv) above shall be effective upon receipt of such telecopy if the
duplicate signed copy is sent under clause (iv) above.  Notice given in any
other manner described in this section shall be effective upon receipt by the
addressee thereof; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that if any notice is tendered to an
addressee and delivery thereof is refused by such addressee, such notice
shall be effective upon such tender unless expressly set forth in such notice.



     4.   LENDER'S RIGHTS; BORROWER WAIVERS.  Lender's acceptance of partial
or delinquent payment from Borrower hereunder, or Lender's failure to
exercise any right hereunder, shall not constitute a waiver of any obligation
of Borrower hereunder, or any right of Lender hereunder, and shall not affect
in any way the right to require full performance at any time thereafter.
Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, Borrower waives presentment,
diligence, demand of payment, notice, protest and all other demands and
notices in connection with the delivery, acceptance, performance, default or
enforcement of this Note.  In any action on this Note, Lender need not
produce or file the original of this Note, but need only file a photocopy of
this Note certified by Lender be a true and correct copy of this Note in all
material respects.
     6.   ENFORCEMENT COSTS.  Borrower shall pay all costs and expenses,
including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses Lender
expends or incurs in connection with the enforcement of this Note, the
collection of any sums due hereunder, any actions for declaratory relief in
any way related to this Note, or the protection or preservation of any rights
of the holder hereunder.

     7.   SEVERABILITY.  Whenever possible each provision of this Note shall
be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable
law, but if any provision is prohibited by or invalid under applicable law,
it shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity,
without invalidating the remainder of the provision or the remaining
provisions of this Note.

     8.   AMENDMENT PROVISIONS.  This Note may not be amended or modified,
nor may any of its terms be waived, except by written instruments signed by
Borrower and Lender.

     9.   BINDING EFFECT.  This Note shall be binding upon, and shall inure
to the benefit of, Borrower and the holder hereof and their respective
successors and assigns; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that Borrower's rights and
obligations shall not be assigned or delegated without Lender's prior written
consent, given in its sole discretion, and any purported assignment or
delegation without such consent shall be void AB INITIO.



     10.  TIME OF ESSENCE.  Time is of the essence of each and every
provision of this Note.

     11.  HEADINGS.  Section headings used in this Note have been set forth
herein for convenience of reference only.  Unless the contrary is compelled
by the context, everything contained in each section hereof applies equally
to this entire Note.

                                        SUPERGEN, INC.

                                        By  /s/ Joseph Rubinfeld

                                        Title  Chief Executive Officer

                                        TAKO VENTURES, LLC

                                        By:  CEPHALOPOD CORPORATION,

                                        By  /s/ Philip Simon
                                             Philip Simon, President



                                    EXHIBIT "A"
                             TO SECURED PROMISSORY NOTE

     All personal property of Borrower (herein referred to as "Borrower" or
"Debtor") whether presently existing or hereafter created, written, produced
or acquired, including, but not limited to:

            (1)     all accounts receivable, accounts, chattel paper,
contract rights (including, without limitation, royalty agreements, license
agreements and distribution agreements), documents, instruments, money,
deposit accounts and general intangibles, including, without limitation,
returns, repossessions, books and records relating thereto, and equipment
containing said books and records, all investment property, including
securities and securities entitlements;

            (2)     all software, computer source codes and other computer
programs (collectively, the "Software Products"), and all common law and
statutory copyrights and copyright registrations, applications for
registration, now existing or hereafter arising, United States of America and
foreign, obtained or to be obtained on or in connection with the Software
Products, or any parts thereof or any underlying or component elements of the
Software Products together with the right to copyright and all rights to
renew or extend such copyrights and the right (but not the obligation) of
Lender (herein referred to as "Lender" or "Secured Party") to sue in its own
name and/or the name of the Debtor for past, present and future infringements
of copyright;

            (3)     all goods, including, without limitation, equipment and
inventory (including, without limitation, all export inventory);

            (4)     all guarantees and other security therefor;

            (5)     all trademarks, service marks, trade names and service
names and the goodwill associated therewith;

            (6)(a)  all patents and patent applications filed in the United
States Patent and Trademark Office or any similar office of any foreign
jurisdiction, and interests under patent license agreements, including,
without limitation, the inventions and improvements described and claimed
therein, (b) licenses pertaining to any patent whether Debtor is licensor or
licensee, (c) all income, royalties, damages, payments, accounts and accounts
receivable now or hereafter due and/or payable under and with respect
thereto, including, without limitation, damages and payments for past,
present or future infringements thereof, (d) the right (but not the
obligation) to sue for past, present and future infringements thereof, (e)
all rights corresponding thereto throughout the world in all jurisdictions in
which such patents have been issued or applied for, and (f) the reissues,
divisions, continuations, renewals, extensions and continuations-in-part with



any of the foregoing (all of the foregoing patents and applications and
interests under patent license agreements, together with the items described
in clauses (a) through (f) in this paragraph are sometimes herein
individually and collectively referred to as the "Patents"); and

            (7)     all products and proceeds, including, without limitation,
insurance proceeds, of any of the foregoing.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the grant of a security interest as provided
herein shall not extend to, and the term "Collateral" shall not include, any
contractual, license or lease rights or interests in which Borrower is the
grantee, licensee or lessee thereunder to the extent that Borrower, whether
by law or by the terms of such contract, license or lease, is not permitted
to assign or grant a security in interest in its rights thereunder without
the consent of the other party thereto.