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Novigenix and RadioMedix to Develop Neuroendocrine Cancer Precision Diagnostic Test

LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Novigenix SA, a leading Immuno-Transcriptomics company that develops and commercializes solutions for early cancer detection and precision medicine, today announced a collaboration agreement with RadioMedix Inc., a radiopharmaceutical company, to develop a precision diagnostic test based on Novigenix’s technology. The test will measure the response in patients with …

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Alexion and Stealth Announce Agreement for Option to Co-Develop and Commercialize Late-Stage Therapy for Mitochondrial Diseases

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) and Stealth BioTherapeutics Corp (NASDAQ:MITO) today announced an agreement for an option to co-develop and commercialize elamipretide for mitochondrial diseases. Currently being evaluated in a Phase 3 study in people with primary mitochondrial myopathy (PMM) – a genetic mitochondrial disease – elamipretide is a novel, potential first-in-class therapy …

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Advaxis and UCLA Enter Collaboration for Glioblastoma Immunotherapy Discovery Research

PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADXS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of immunotherapy products, today announced a research collaboration agreement with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to conduct preclinical studies evaluating the Company’s Lm technology in mouse tumor models of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Specifically, …

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UCB to Acquire Ra Pharmaceuticals for $2.5 Billion, Expanding its Rare Disease Drug Pipeline

BRUSSELS & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–regulated information – inside information – UCB and Ra Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: RARX, Ra Pharma) announced today their entry into a merger agreement pursuant for which UCB will acquire Ra Pharma. Under the terms of the agreement, Ra Pharma shareholders will receive US$ 48 in cash for …

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Reata Reacquires Rights from AbbVie to Develop and Commercialize Bardoxolone Methyl, Omaveloxolone, and All Next-Generation Nrf2 Activators

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RETA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the reacquisition of development, manufacturing and commercialization rights concerning its proprietary Nrf2 activator product platform originally licensed to AbbVie, Inc. (AbbVie) for territories outside of the United States with respect to …

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bluebird bio and Novo Nordisk Partner to Develop in vivo Genome Editing Candidates for Hemophilia and Other Severe Genetic Diseases

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BAGSVÆRD, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–bluebird bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE) and Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) today announced that they have entered into a research collaboration to jointly develop next-generation in vivo genome editing treatments for genetic diseases, including hemophilia. During the three-year research collaboration, bluebird and Novo Nordisk will focus on identifying a development …

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GE Healthcare and Theragnostics Enter Global Commercial Partnership for Late Stage PSMA Diagnostic for Prostate Cancer

LONDON, Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GE Healthcare and Theragnostics have entered into a global commercial partnership for a new Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) PET/CT imaging agent. Theragnostics will lead the development of the tracer, GalliProst, while GE Healthcare will lead all pre-approval commercial preparations and as and when approval …

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Illumina and QIAGEN Partner to Deliver Sequencing-Based In-Vitro Diagnostic Tests

San Diego, California, Hilden, Germany and Germantown, Maryland – October 7, 2019 – Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) and QIAGEN N.V. (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced a 15-year partnership intended to broaden the availability and use of NGS-based in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) kits, including companion diagnostics, for patient management. The …

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MSD and 4D Pharma Collaborate to Develop Live Biotherapeutics for Vaccines

LEEDS, England, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 4D pharma plc (AIM: DDDD), a pharmaceutical company leading the development of Live Biotherapeutics, today announces that the Company has entered into a research collaboration and option to license agreement with MSD, the tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, to …

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Editas Medicine and MaxCyte Announce Clinical and Commercial License Agreement for Engineered Cell Medicines

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Editas Medicine, Inc. (Nasdaq: EDIT), a leading genome editing company, and MaxCyte, Inc., the global cell-based therapies and life sciences company, today announced a new clinical and commercial license agreement. Editas Medicine will use MaxCyte’s Flow Electroporation® technology and ExPERT™ instruments …

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