Eli Lilly and Company and Precision BioSciences Inc. announced a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement to use Precision’s ARCUS genome editing platform to research and develop potential in vivo therapies for a series of genetic disorders.
Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expanded an agreement to support the next phase of Covid-19 vaccine candidate research and development, the company said.
Moderna Inc. said an analysis of the early-stage data of the company’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine showed mRNA-1273 induced immune responses in older adults that were similar to younger participants.
U.K.-based Celleron Therapeutics signed a licensing agreement with Swiss pharma giant Roche for the worldwide rights to the cancer drug emactuzumab, a monoclonal antibody directed against colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1R) expressed on macrophages.
Days after reports of Novavax Inc.’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine candidate producing antibodies in healthy patients in a clinical study, the company announced a license agreement with Serum Institute of India Private Limited (SIPL) to develop up to 1 billion doses of the preventative drug in India and other countries.
ARC Therapeutics launched with a $6 million financing led by founding investor Eshelman Ventures LLC.
Two years after AbbVie and Voyager Therapeutics first forged a collaboration to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, the partnership came to an end after AbbVie terminated the agreement.
Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Emergent BioSolutions inked another manufacturing agreement with AstraZeneca to support the development of a vaccine against Covid-19.
Zymeworks and longtime partner Merck signed a new license agreement. Merck was granted the right to develop additional multispecific antibody therapeutic candidates using Zymeworks’ Azymetric and EFECT platforms.
GlaxoSmithKline is providing pandemic adjuvant technology to another company to bolster the chances of developing a vaccine against COVID-19.