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Gilead and Agenus Partner for Development of Immuno-Oncology Therapies

FOSTER CITY, Calif. & LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN) announced today the companies have entered into an immuno-oncology (I-O) partnership focused on the development and commercialization of up to five novel immuno-oncology therapies. Under the terms of the agreement, Agenus will receive $150 …

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X-Chem Enters Strategic Collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–X-Chem, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on applying its industry-leading DNA-encoded (DEX™) library drug discovery engine to the generation of novel small molecule therapeutics, today announced the signing of a broad strategic drug discovery collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb. The collaboration will enable the discovery of novel lead …

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Gilead Sciences and Scholar Rock Announce Strategic Collaboration to Develop Novel Therapies for Fibrotic Diseases

FOSTER CITY, Calif. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) and Scholar Rock Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SRRK) announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic collaboration to discover and develop highly specific inhibitors of transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) activation for the treatment of fibrotic diseases. Under …

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Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline Announce Joint Venture to Create a Premier Global Consumer Healthcare Company

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) today announced they have entered into an agreement to create a premier global consumer healthcare company with robust iconic brands. The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction under which Pfizer will contribute its consumer healthcare …

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Amgen And Molecular Partners Announce Strategic Collaboration In Immuno-Oncology

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and ZURICH-SCHLIEREN, Switzerland, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Molecular Partners AG(SIX: MOLN), a clinical-stage biotech company pioneering the use of DARPin®therapeutics, today announced a collaboration and license agreement for the clinical development and commercialization of MP0310 (FAP x 4-1BB). MP0310 is a preclinical …

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Lilly and Aduro Biotech Announce Research Collaboration and License Agreement to Develop Novel Immunotherapies

INDIANAPOLIS and BERKLEY, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Aduro Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) today announced a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement for Aduro’s cGAS-STING Pathway Inhibitor program for the research and development of novel immunotherapies for autoimmune and other inflammatory …

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Biocept and Prognos Partner to Apply Artificial Intelligence to Help Companies Optimize Commercialization of Biomarker-Targeted Therapies in Oncology

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of liquid biopsy tests designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve the outcomes of patients diagnosed with cancer, has entered into a Software License and Laboratory Data Supply Agreement with Prognos, Inc., an innovator in predicting disease …

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Bristol-Myers Squibb and Boston Medical Center Collaborate to Investigate Markers of Immuno-Oncology Response and Resistance

NEW YORK & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY), and Boston Medical Center, a private, not-for-profit, academic medical center, today announced a multi-year joint research study to identify and analyze potential sensitivity and resistance markers in patients treated with standard-of-care checkpoint inhibitors. The comprehensive, multi-dimensional study will place an emphasis on uncovering mechanisms …

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Ligand Acquires Milestone and Royalty Rights to PTX-022 from Palvella Therapeutics

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announces the acquisition of economic rights to PTX-022 from Palvella Therapeutics. PTX-022 is a novel, topical formulation of rapamycin currently in Phase 2/3 development for the treatment of pachyonychia congenita (PC), a rare skin disorder for which no FDA-approved treatment exists. Ligand will pay …

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Bristol-Myers Squibb and H3 Biomedicine Collaborate to Advance Novel Therapeutics Leveraging H3’s RNA Splicing Platform

NEW YORK, TOKYO & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY), Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) and its U.S.-based precision medicine research & development subsidiary H3 Biomedicine, Inc. (Massachusetts, “H3”) today announced a multi-year research collaboration focused on evaluating whether novel therapeutics leveraging H3’s RNA splicing platform can …

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