Following up on a 2021 partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Bridgene Biosciences Inc. has signed up a second international drug company, Galapagos NV, to use its chemoproteomic platform, IMTAC (Isobaric Mass Tagged Affinity Characterization), to discover small-molecule drug candidates.
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH’s start to the new year includes two fresh deals across two continents. BI struck one deal with Kunshan, China-based Suzhou Ribo Life Science Co. Ltd. and its Mölndal, Sweden-based subsidiary, Ribocure Pharmaceuticals AB, to develop small interfering RNA (siRNA) treatments for nonalcoholic or metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis. It struck a second deal with San Francisco-based 3T Biosciences Inc. to develop cancer immunotherapies, which builds on an earlier collaboration formed last year. Combined, the two deals are worth more than $2.5 billion.
Umoja Biopharma Inc.’s gene delivery platform that combines a third-generation lentiviral vector gene approach with a novel T-cell targeting and activation surface complex brought Abbvie Inc. to the table for a pair of deals that could be worth as much as $1.44 billion.
The digital ink is barely dry from Jan. 3’s $1 billion ADC deal with Medilink Therapeutics Co. Ltd. and another $1 billion agreement, this one with Remix Therapeutics Inc., but Roche Holding AG is writing another big check. The newest addition to its billion-dollar collaboration spree is with privately held Moma Therapeutics Inc.
Genome editing specialist Tome Biosciences Inc. now has all the bases covered, after arriving on the scene in December with $213 million funding and three weeks later announcing the acquisition of fellow precision editing company, Replace Therapeutics Inc. for up to $185 million.
Three months out from its first $1 billion deal with Biontech SE for an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), Suzhou, China-based Medilink Therapeutics Co. Ltd. clinched another potential $1 billion ADC deal, but this time with Roche Holding AG.
With its launch barely three years in the rearview mirror, Remix Therapeutics Inc. has inked its second potential $1 billion pharma collaboration, drawing Roche Holding AG to the table with the promise of its RNA processing platform and the potential to develop small-molecule therapeutics targeting the underlying drivers of disease. At the same time, the Watertown, Mass.-based firm added $60 million in a venture round, bringing its total financing to date to $201 million.
Allorion Therapeutics Inc. has entered into an exclusive option and global license agreement with Astrazeneca plc to develop and commercialize a novel epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) L858R mutated allosteric inhibitor.
Incheon, South Korea-based Celltrion Inc. said on Jan. 2 that it reached an agreement with Asian health care investment firm CBC Group to partially sell off its Primary Care unit by March 2024 for ₩209.9 billion (US$160.7 million). Incheon, South Korea-based Celltrion Inc. said on Jan. 2 that it reached an agreement with Asian health care investment firm CBC Group to partially sell off its Primary Care unit by March 2024 for ₩209.9 billion (US$160.7 million).
Lianbio Co. Ltd. is out-licensing NBTXR-3 to Janssen Pharmaceutical NV to develop and commercialize the radioenhancer in China, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Earlier this month, Tang Capital’s Concentra Biosciences LLC lodged a proposal to acquire Lianbio for $465 million, which the company’s shareholders rejected.