Data with Sanofi’s investigational enzyme replacement therapy avalglucosidase alfa in late-onset Pompe disease and infantile-onset Pompe disease will be featured as platform and poster presentations at the 17th annual WORLDSymposiumTM, to be held February 8-12, 2021.

France-based Servier and U.K.-based MiNA Therapeutics are partnering on small activating RNA (saRNA) therapies to treat neurological diseases

At the 2021 virtual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ chief executive officer Reshma Kewalramani said the company is looking to buy “mid- and late-stage assets.”

French pharma giant Sanofi kicked off 2021 with a $1.4 billion cash acquisition of U.K.-based Kymab to bolster the company’s presence in immunology.

Affinivax Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of a novel class of vaccines with its MAPS (Multiple Antigen Presenting System) platform, announced the closing of a $226 million Series C financing.

San Diego-based Janux Therapeutics forged a strategic collaboration with pharma giant Merck potentially worth more than $1 billion to develop next-generation T cell engager immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer.

Remix Therapeutics officially launched with $81 million in financing, with the funds to be used to support the development of the company’s REMaster technology platform while advancing a pipeline of RNA processing targeted therapeutics.

Less than two months after life sciences giant Bayer acquired N.C.-based gene therapy company AskBio, the healthcare company launched a cell and gene therapy platform within its pharmaceutical division.

Biogen will take a $650 million stake in Sage Therapeutics and make an upfront payment of $875 million to jointly develop and sell treatments for depression and other neurological disorders.

To support the long-term goals of Novartis, the Swiss pharma giant is initiating a share-buyback program of up to $2.5 billion that is expected to be carried out over the next few months.