The Delaware Supreme Court said in a court filing that Germany’s Fresenius SE properly terminated the company’s merger agreement with Akorn Inc., sending shares of the U.S generic drugmaker down more than 30 percent.
Akorn Inc. said the company’s chief executive officer would retire following the drugmaker’s inability to salvage a takeover deal with Germany’s Fresenius SE.
Shareholders of Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical voted to approve the acquisition of Ireland’s Shire for about $58 billion.
Nestle’s health science arm will pay $98 million to raise its stake in Aimmune Therapeutics in preparation of submitting a marketing application for the peanut allergy drug AR101 by year-end 2018.
Gene sequencing company Illumina Inc. plans to buy Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. in an all-cash deal valued at $1.2 billion.
Denali announced a collaborative deal with Sanofi to develop potential treatments for neurological and systemic inflammatory diseases that could be worth more than $1 billion.
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly struck a deal to use an RNAi technology platform for up to 10 cardio-metabolic, neurodegeneration and pain targets.
Novo Nordisk is in advanced talks to acquire assets to bolster the company’s struggling biopharma business after the drugmaker announced the hiring of an AstraZeneca executive to head the unit.
Watertown, Mass.-based SQZ Biotechnologies could be on the receiving end of up to $1 billion following the company’s signing of an expansion agreement with pharma giant Roche.
Emeryville, Calif.-based Berkeley Lights closed on a $95 million financing round, led by Nikon.