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Dermira aims to develop Roche's discontinued asthma antibody lebrikizumab in atopic dermatitis, in a deal worth $1.4 billion; Gilead entered CAR-T race with $11.9 billion buy of Kite Pharma. Biopharma funding was way up thanks to a $1.1 billion fundraise by Roivant Sciences.
CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing is fast, efficient and specific. How does it work?
With the gene editing pipeline at stake, academic research institutions are battling for ownership of the foundational patents in CRISPR/Cas9 technology. A new report from Datamonitor Healthcare spells out the IP challenges and provides a timeline of key patent decisions.
AstraZeneca and Merck signed a broad targeted therapy and immuno-oncology alliance worth $8.5 billion; Japanese pharma Mitsubishi Tanabe boosted its neuroscience assets with the acquisition of NeuroDerm. Biopharma financing decreased from June, while device funding went up.
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in August 2017.
Biopharma companies raised $13.4 billion in Q2, mostly through IPOs. Thanks to several billion-dollar deals in Q2, 2017 is shaping up to be a year of CRO consolidations. Big pharma continued divesting assets to smaller biopharma companies.