Kymera Therapeutics entered a strategic collaboration deal with Sanofi focused on developing and commercializing protein degrader therapies that target IRAK4 in immune-inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Kiadis Pharma licensed a previously undisclosed K-NK0004 program to Sanofi covering Kiadis’ proprietary CD38 knock out (CD38KO) K-NK therapeutics for combination with anti-CD38 monoclonal antibodies.

Foghorn Therapeutics entered into a strategic collaboration with Merck to leverage Foghorn’s Gene Traffic Control platform for cancer therapies.

Dragonfly Therapeutics announced a new research collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb to discover and develop Dragonfly’s novel immunotherapies for multiple sclerosis and neuro-inflammation targets.

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Carmine Therapeutics inked a research collaboration deal with Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to develop and commercialize non-viral gene therapies for two rare diseases.

Sosei Group entered a discovery collaboration and licensing deal with AbbVie, initially focused on inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

Sanofi Pasteur and Lexington, Massachusetts-based Translate Bio announced the expansion of an existing collaboration to develop mRNA vaccines for infectious diseases.

Cambridge-based Magenta Therapeutics entered a non-exclusive research and clinical collaboration agreement with Beam Therapeutics.

Japanese drug-discovery company PeptiDream Inc. will collaborate with Merck & Co. in developing COVID-19 therapies.

Roche and Innovent Biologics announced a strategic R&D collaboration to discover and develop bispecific antibodies and multiple cell therapies for the treatment of hematological and solid cancers.