Bayer struck a collaboration deal with Roche’s Foundation Medicine Inc. to develop test kits for genetic sequencing of tumor cells to identify cancer patients that benefit from Bayer’s Vitrakvi drug.

Verily announced a strategic collaboration deal with Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sanofi, and six major health systems.

GlaxoSmithKline’s deal to buy Pfizer’s consumer healthcare business will not lesson competition in Australia, the country’s anti-trust regulator said.

British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc and French biopharmaceutical firm Transgene SA entered into an agreement to jointly develop five cancer-killing viral immunotherapies.

Lilly inked a deal with Eddingpharm for the rights to two legacy antibiotic medicines and a manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s shareholders voted to approve the drugmaker’s $74 billion takeover of Celgene despite a campaign by activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP to scuttle the deal.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is investing $800 million in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to develop treatments for eye and central nervous system diseases using gene-silencing RNA interference technology.

Vivek Ramaswamy’s Roivant Sciences has launched another “vant” company, this time in China, in a partnership with Hong Kong-based Sinovant Sciences.

Novartis agreed to pay $310 million upfront, with the possibility for more later, for some research assets of Boston-based inflammation specialist IFM Therapeutics as the Swiss drugmaker expands the company’s immunology pipeline.

AstraZeneca will pay up to $6.9 billion to work with Daiichi Sankyo on a hotly tipped experimental treatment for breast cancer, in a direct challenge to the world’s largest cancer drug maker Roche.