Artios Pharma entered into a global research collaboration with Novartis for the purpose of discovering and validating next-generation DNA damage response (DDR) targets and enhancing Novartis’ radioligand therapies.

AstraZeneca and Merck announced that the Phase III GY004 trial of cediranib in combination with Lynparza compared to platinum-based chemotherapy in platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer failed to meet the primary endpoint.

Artios Pharma received a financial boost from Pfizer, AbbVie and Novartis through an $84 million (£65 million) Series B funding.