German drugmaker Bayer acquired all rights the company does not already own in Vitrakvi, a drug against a variety of cancers driven by a rare genetic mutation, from Eli Lilly’s Loxo Oncology.
Samsung Bioepis and C-Bridge Capital to Develop and Commercialize Next-Generation Biosimilars in China
Samsung Bioepis Co. Ltd. announced the company’s expansion in mainland China through a licensing agreement with C-Bridge Capital. The transaction covers multiple biosimilar candidates from Samsung Bioepis, including third-wave biosimilar candidates SB11 and SB12 – which reference Lucentis (ranibizumab) and Soliris (eculizumab) – as well as the biosimilar candidate SB3 that references Herceptin (trastuzumab).
Argenx and Halozyme Therapeutics signed a global collaboration and license deal that allows Argenx to use Halozyme’s Enhanze drug delivery technology to develop multiple products.
Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Johnson & Johnson company, inked a worldwide collaboration and license deal with MeiraGTx to develop, manufacture and commercialize a portfolio of drugs for inherited retinal diseases.
Ahead of being absorbed by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene forged a strategic collaboration with two companies to develop immuno-oncology treatments and cell therapies.
Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Microsoft Corp said they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices.
Eli Lilly and Co. remains in the hunt for cancer drugs even after announcing an $8 billion purchase of Loxo Oncology, but the company plans to remain on the sidelines when it comes to two of the hottest areas of drug development.
Bankers are diagnosing another robust year for U.S. healthcare lending as the first two big loans of 2019 include the largest-ever tie-up in the pharmaceutical sector, and more are expected.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc will actively look to buy early-stage assets and partner with companies, the drugmaker’s chief executive officer said.
Sanofi will pay Regeneron about $462 million in a revision of their deal in immuno-oncology, a growing sector in healthcare research which aims to help the body’s own immune system fight cancer.