Scorpion Therapeutics Inc. has out-licensed two of its small-molecule EGFR inhibitors to Pierre Fabre SA in exchange for a $65 million up-front fee and could also earn up to $553 million in potential milestone payments, plus royalties on net sales.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final order in connection with the proposed reacquisition of Grail Inc. by Illumina Inc., in an action that might seem to finally conclude a matter that has stretched over several years. However, the FTC acknowledged that Illumina has 60 days to petition the order, which Illumina said it intends to do in conjunction with an effort to overturn a similarly adverse outcome in the EU.
Cancer treatment developer Apollomics Inc. merged with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Maxpro Capital Acquisition Corp., gaining a listing on Nasdaq under the ticker APLM and raising $23.65 million of private investment in public equity (PIPE).
Biontech SE has tapped into two of Duality Biologics Co. Ltd.’s antibody-drug conjugate candidates (ADCs), paying Duality $170 million up front and agreeing on development, regulatory and commercial milestone fees of $1.5 billion or more.
Scivita Medical Technology Co. Ltd. formed a long-term partnership with Boston Scientific Corp. to commercialize Scivita Medical's single-use percutaneous choledochoscope in China. This collaboration will increase the market penetration rate of the product.
Confo Therapeutics NV closed out March in much the same way as it began the month – with a deal. The Ghent, Belgium-based company has entered a collaboration agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. to generate brain-penetrant small-molecule agonists to an undisclosed G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) implicated in central nervous system diseases.
It’s been nearly 10 years since John Alam co-founded privately held EIP Pharma Inc. and the company’s upcoming merger with publicly traded Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. will add scientific and financial muscle to its drive for a successful Lewy body treatment. To him, dealing with groundbreaking science requires patience.
The advance of antifungals – a class long needful of new therapies – continued with Scynexis Inc.’s potential $593 million exclusive license agreement with GSK plc for Brexafemme (ibrexafungerp), first cleared by the U.S. FDA in June 2021 and indicated for vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) as well as for reduction of recurrent VVC.
Biorchestra Co. Ltd. reached an exclusive research, option and licensing contract with a U.S.-based company to use its targeting technology platform to develop nucleic acid therapies to treat neurological disorders in a deal valued up to $861 million.