PERTH, Australia – Aussie regenerative medicine company Regeneus Ltd. has out-licensed its lead mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) and secretome therapy, Progenza, to Japan’s Kyocera Corp. for osteoarthritis of the knee for the Japan market.
HONG KONG – China’s Arctic Vision Biotechnology Co. Ltd. has entered into an exclusive deal with New York-based Eyenovia Inc. to develop and commercialize ophthalmic formulations that are delivered using the latter’s first-in-class microdosing spray technology.
HONG KONG – Huya Bioscience International LLC, which has a special interest in China-developed assets, has obtained an exclusive global license, bar China, for the SHP2 inhibitor HBI-2376 from Suzhou-based Genhouse Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Financial terms were not disclosed.
HONG KONG – Following positive phase II data on Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s once-weekly GLP-1/glucagon receptor dual agonist, efinopegdutide, in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the Seoul-based company has exclusively licensed the drug to Kenilworth, N.J.-based Merck & Co. Inc. for the indication.
HONG KONG – Tel Aviv-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has inked an exclusive strategic agreement with Reykjavik, Iceland-based Alvotech hf to commercialize five biosimilar product candidates in the U.S.
Astrazeneca plc has reached an agreement with Shenzhen-based Kangtai Biological Products Co. Ltd. to produce its COVID-19 vaccine AZD-1222 in China. The Chinese firm is required to produce at least 100 million doses by the end of the year, and at least 200 million doses by the end of 2021.
Terns Pharmaceuticals Inc., a NASH specialist based in San Francisco and Shanghai, has out-licensed the Greater China rights of its BCR-ABL inhibitor, TRN-000632, for treating chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) to Chinese pharma giant Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd. to move the preclinical oncology asset to the clinic faster.
Nanjing, China-based Simcere Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. became the second Chinese player to seek assets from G1 Therapeutics Inc., of Research Park Triangle, N.C., this year. On Tuesday, it licensed trilaciclib, an intravenous CDK4/6 inhibitor, from G1 Therapeutics in a $170 million deal for Greater China rights.