Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (Labcorp) further consolidated its position as a leading provider of rheumatoid arthritis testing with a definitive agreement to acquire the Vectra assay from Myriad Genetics Inc. along with other assets of the Salt Lake City-based company’s autoimmune business unit in a deal valued at $150 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2021.
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc., a company that has until now revolved primarily around its FDA-approved acute myeloid leukemia drug, Tibsovo (ivosidenib), is selling that drug and the rest of its oncology business to Servier Pharmaceuticals LLC in a deal valued at up to $2 billion, plus royalties. The agreement includes $1.8 billion cash up front for the portfolio and as much as $200 million in regulatory milestone payments for the investigational glioma treatment vorasidenib.
PERTH, Australia – Australian immuno-oncology company Imugene Ltd. signed a deal to in-license an oncolytic virus known as CF33 from the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, in a move to bolster its pipeline and open up a new area of growth for the company, said CEO Leslie Chong.