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Jazz and MD Anderson Partner to Evaluate Potential Therapies for Hematologic Malignancies

DUBLIN and HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a five-year collaboration agreement with a goal of evaluating therapies for multiple hematologic malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes. The joint effort brings …

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Allergan and Editas Medicine to Jointly Develop CRISPR Genome Editing Experimental Medicine EDIT-101

DUBLIN, Ireland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDIT), a leading genome editing company, today announced that Allergan’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Allergan Pharmaceuticals International Limited (Allergan), has exercised its option to develop and commercialize …

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Mallinckrodt Forms Collaborative Research Partnership with Washington University Focused on Rare Diseases

STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced it has formed a collaborative research partnership with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a leader in medical research, teaching and patient care, ranking among the top 10 medical schools in the nation by U.S. News …

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Regeneron and bluebird bio Collaborate for Development of New Cell Therapies for Cancer

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) today announced a collaboration to apply their respective technology platforms to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel immune cell therapies for cancer. The collaborators will specifically leverage Regeneron’s VelociSuite® platform technologies for the discovery and characterization of fully human …

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Boehringer Ingelheim, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium, Imperial Innovations and Oxford Biomedica Partner to Develop Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

INGELHEIM, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boehringer Ingelheim, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium (GTC)—consisting of Imperial College London and the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh—Imperial Innovations, and Oxford BioMedica (OXB) announce a global collaboration to develop a first-in-class, long-term therapy for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The new partnership brings together the …

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Salix Collaborates with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to Investigate Microbiome for Treatment of GI Disorders

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Salix Pharmaceuticals, a leading specialty pharmaceutical company committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC), today announced its affiliate has entered into a research agreement with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center …

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PDL BioPharma Acquires Depomed’s Remaining 50% Interest in Royalties and Milestones on Type 2 Diabetes Products

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PDL BioPharma, Inc. (“PDL”) (NASDAQ: PDLI) announces an amendment to the Royalty Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Royalty Agreement”) with Depomed, Inc. (“Depomed”) under which PDL acquired all of Depomed’s remaining rights to royalties and milestones payable on sales of type 2 diabetes products licensed by Depomed for up to $20 million.  Under …

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Hologic to Acquire Faxitron Bioptics, Leader in Digital Specimen Radiography, for $85 Million

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), a global leader in women’s health, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Faxitron Bioptics, a privately-held leader in digital specimen radiography, for approximately $85 million. The transaction, which closed today, broadens Hologic’s Breast Health product portfolio and expands the Company’s role …

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Daiichi Sankyo Enters Worldwide Licensing Agreement with Glycotope for Gatipotuzumab Antibody Drug Conjugate

Tokyo, Berlin, Basking Ridge, NJ – (July 30, 2018) – Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) and Glycotope GmbH (hereafter, Glycotope) have entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement to develop an antibody drug conjugate (ADC) by combining Daiichi Sankyo’s proprietary ADC technology with Glycotope’s investigational tumor-associated TA-MUC1 antibody gatipotuzumab …

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BioLineRx Expands Immuno-Oncology Collaboration with Merck in Pancreatic Cancer

Tel Aviv, Israel, July 30, 2018 – BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE:BLRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology and immunology, announced today the expansion of its immuno-oncology collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) for the support of a Phase …

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