Flagship Pioneering launched a new company called Inzen Therapeutics, which will discover and develop a new class of medicines based on a new area of biology that will provide new therapeutic approaches to multiple types of diseases.

AstraZeneca is acquiring Alexion Pharmaceuticals for $39 billion, with the deal expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.

AstraZeneca entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alexion Pharmaceuticals for a total consideration to Alexion shareholders of $39 billion or $175 per share.

Blocking TNF production could offer a more effective solution for the treatment of COVID-19.

Hadean, a UK-based company, has developed a cloud-native supercomputing platform. Their Hadean Platform, a distributed computing platform, streamlines running applications via cloud by removing excessive middleware and helping scale the process – a journey that has taken them from the world of gaming to the modeling a pandemic.

Gilead Sciences continues to deepen its oncology pipeline, acquiring a 49.9 percent equity interest in Pionyr Immunotherapeutics for $275 million and an exclusive option to buy the rest of the company.

Sana Biotechnology, which launched during 2019, raised $700 million in initial financing that will be used to advance the company’s discovery and development programs that create and deliver engineered cells as a treatment for different disease types.

U.K.-based Bit Bio, a spinout of Cambridge University and previously known as Elpis Biotechnology, secured $41.5 million in a Series A funding round that will be used to support the company’s goal to transition biology into engineering.

Accent Therapeutics and AstraZeneca forged a collaboration valued at about $1.1 billion to discover, develop and commercialize transformative therapeutics targeting RNA-modifying proteins (RMPs) for the treatment of cancer.

In a deal-making morning for South San Francisco-based Genentech, the Roche subsidiary struck three separate transactions with small companies to boost drug development.