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Boston Scientific Offers to Buy UK Medical Device Firm BTG for $4.2 Billion

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) today announced it has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to acquire BTG plc. (LSE: BTG), a company headquartered in the United Kingdom, which develops and commercializes products used in minimally-invasive procedures targeting cancer and vascular diseases, as well …

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LEO Pharma and PellePharm Announce $760 Million Collaboration to Advance Innovative Therapies for Rare Skin Diseases

SAN FRANCISCO & BALLERUP, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Danish dermatology specialists LEO Pharma and California rare disease pioneers PellePharm today announced a strategic development and commercialization collaboration to address unmet medical needs across various skin diseases with no approved treatments, advancing innovation and access to potential therapies for patients with life-altering conditions, such …

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Denali Announces Positive Results with its Lead RIPK1 Inhibitor Molecule and Intention to Initiate Patient Studies in Multiple Indications in with Sanofi

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Denali Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: DNLI), a biopharmaceutical company developing a broad portfolio of product candidates for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced positive results from its Phase 1 healthy volunteer study of DNL747, a brain penetrant small molecule inhibitor of receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein …

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Genentech to Pay $100 Million to Immunocore to Co-Develop Investigational Drug Targeting Tumors Expressing MAGE-A4

(Oxford, UK and Conshohocken, US, 19 November 2018) Immunocore Limited, a leading T Cell Receptor (TCR) biotechnology company focused on delivering first-in-class biological therapies that have the potential to transform lives of people with serious diseases, today announces it has entered into a new partnership with Genentech, a member of …

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Biosimilars Have the Potential to Deliver Dramatic Cost Savings for US and European Healthcare Systems

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celltrion Healthcare outlined their vision of ‘shaping future healthcare by improving access to biosimilars’ at the 5th Annual Biosimilars USA Conference in New Jersey, US. Biosimilars offer healthcare providers and patients greater treatment choice and value, better access to treatments and improved patient outcomes. According to data provided by IMS …

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MorphoSys and I-Mab Sign Strategic Partnering Agreement for MorphoSys’s Novel Immuno-Oncology Agent MOR210

MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, MDAX & TecDAX; NASDAQ: MOR) and I-Mab Biopharma (“I-Mab”), a biotech company focusing exclusively on innovative biologics in immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases, jointly announced today that they have entered into an exclusive strategic collaboration and regional licensing agreement for MOR210. MOR210 is MorphoSys’s …

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Immunicum Collaborates with Merck KGaA and Pfizer to Evaluate Ilixadencel in Combination with Avelumab in Multi-Indication Phase Ib/II Study

Immunicum AB (publ; IMMU.ST) announced today that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer to evaluate its lead product, ilixadencel, an off-the-shelf cell-based cancer immune primer, in combination with avelumab*, a human anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody, in a planned multi-indication Phase Ib/II clinical trial. …

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Mission Therapeutics and AbbVie Sign DUBs Collaboration in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

CAMBRIDGE, England and NORTH CHICAGO, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mission Therapeutics (“Mission”), a drug discovery and development company focused on selectively targeting deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) and AbbVie (“AbbVie”)(NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced a collaboration in the research and preclinical development of specified DUB inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease …

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Arena Pharmaceuticals and United Therapeutics Announce Global License Agreement for Arena’s Investigational PAH Drug Ralinepag

SAN DIEGO and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) and United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR) today announced that the companies have entered into a global license agreement for Arena’s Phase 3 investigational drug candidate, ralinepag, a next-generation, oral, selective and potent prostacyclin receptor agonist in development for the treatment of …

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Epizyme Partner for Development of Novel Epigenetic Oncology Therapies

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and INGELHEIM, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boehringer Ingelheim and Epizyme, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPZM) today announced a new global collaboration focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel small molecule inhibitors directed toward two previously unaddressed epigenetic targets as potential therapies for people with cancer. Specifically, these targets are enzymes within …

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