Eli Lilly and Oxford, England-based Sitryx entered an exclusive global licensing and research collaboration. The two companies will work to develop up to four preclinical compounds discovered by Sitryx for autoimmune diseases.
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines business for French pharma giant Sanofi, and Massachusetts-based Translate Bio have partnered to develop a novel messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine for COVID-19.
U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc. signed a deal with Germany’s BioNTech SE to co-develop a potential vaccine for the coronavirus using BioNTech’s mRNA-based drug development platform, the companies said on Tuesday.
Pfizer issued a five-point plan calling on the biopharmaceutical industry to join the company in committing to unprecedented collaboration to combat COVID-19.
AstraZeneca and Merck announced that the Phase III GY004 trial of cediranib in combination with Lynparza compared to platinum-based chemotherapy in platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer failed to meet the primary endpoint.
San Francisco-based Nurix closed an oversubscribed $120 million financing, with the round led by Foresite Capital.
Atomwise, a leader in using artificial intelligence for small-molecule discovery, and Bridge Biotherapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company, announced a research collaboration to launch up to 13 small-molecule programs across multiple therapeutic areas using structure-based AI technology for drug discovery.
Biogen and Sangamo Therapeutics announced a broad global licensing collaboration deal to develop and commercialize several compounds for a range of neurological and neuromuscular diseases.
Bicycle Therapeutics announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to discover, develop and commercialize novel Bicycle-based immuno-oncology therapies.
On Valentine’s Day, BioSpace would be remiss not to mention, er, matters of the heart. There are reportedly 59 life sciences companies or organizations worldwide that focus on the cardiovascular system, ranging from the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute based in West Henrietta, New York to XyloCor Therapeutics, with headquarters in Philadelphia. That number is probably low.