Agilent Technologies, expanding on the company’s precision oncology testing, is acquiring Resolution Bioscience.

Darmstadt, Germany-based Merck KGaA plunked down €188 million (about $226 million) in upfront cash to acquire exclusive global development and commercialization rights to Debiopharm’s oral Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins (IAP) antagonist, xevinapant.

Merck will have to wait to see if a Covid-19 therapeutic gained in November through the $425 million acquisition of OncoImmune can receive Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested additional data beyond the Phase III study announced during 2020

Roivant Sciences, the umbrella company for Vivek Ramaswamy’s series of ‘vant companies, acquired Silicon Therapeutics for $450 million in Roivant equity.

Shares of Pandion Therapeutics soared more than 131 percent in trading after pharma giant Merck announced the acquisition of the autoimmune-focused company for up to $1.85 billion.

Basel-based Lonza AG is moving to sell the company’s Lonza Specialty Ingredients division to private equity firms Bain Capital and Cinven for CHF 4.2 billion ($4.7 billion), completing a planned pivot to focus on Lonza Pharma, Biotech & Nutrition business. 

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is beefing up its neurology pipeline with a $7.2 billion buyout of GW Pharmaceuticals, the only company yet to score U.S. regulatory approval for a cannabis-derived product.

Merck is stopping development of the company’s two Covid-19 vaccine candidates, dubbed V590 and V591, after poor responses in Phase I trials.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is acquiring Mesa Biotech for about $450 million in cash, and will pay an additional $100 million in cash after certain milestones are hit.

Precision Medicine Group acquired Project Farma, a patient-focused bioengineering services firm that supports life science innovators in the manufacturing and scale-up of advanced therapies.