Amgen is partnering with Ann Arbor, Michigan-based EVOQ Therapeutics for a license and collaboration deal to discover and develop drugs for autoimmune disorders.

Relay Therapeutics entered a global license and collaboration agreement with Genentech for the commercialization and development of RLY-1971, a potent inhibitor of SHP2.

Genmab is squaring off with Janssen in a legal battle over royalties from the multiple myeloma drug Darzalex, and shares of the Denmark-based company fell in trading after the announcement.

Bayer secured the rights to an experimental breast cancer drug developed by U.S. biotech firm Systems Oncology LLC in a deal worth up to $370 million.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals is adding a novel pain portfolio to the company’s pipeline through the acquisition of Texas-based CerSci Therapeutics for $52.5 million.

Zymeworks and longtime partner Merck signed a new license agreement. Merck was granted the right to develop additional multispecific antibody therapeutic candidates using Zymeworks’ Azymetric and EFECT platforms.

In a regulatory filing, Royalty Pharma indicated plans to offer 70 million shares of stock at a target price range of $25 to $28 per share.

Jaydev Thakkar was named chief operating officer and Milan Shah was appointed chief technology officer of Biofourmis

Locus Biosciences inked a collaboration and license deal with J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceutical to develop precision antibacterial therapies based on CRISPR-Cas3-enhanced bacteriophage.

Array BioPharma sued AstraZeneca, accusing the pharmaceutical company of refusing to pay required royalties for a cancer drug after entering into an $8.5 billion collaboration with Merck & Co.