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Yumanity secures $500m worth deal with Merck to develop therapies for neurodegenerative disorders

Yumanity secures $500m worth deal with Merck to develop therapies for neurodegenerative disorders

Massachusetts-based Yumanity Therapeutics has secured a drug development deal worth up to nearly $500 million with pharma giant Merck to develop new therapies for neurodegenerative disorders. The partnership is set to combine the drug discovery platform of Yumanity Therapeutics with the development and commercialization expertise in neuroscience of Merck. As per the deal, Merck will […]

Merck completes acquisition of Austrian vaccine developer Themis Bioscience

Pharma giant Merck has wrapped up its previously announced acquisition of Austrian vaccine developer Themis Bioscience. The Austrian company is focused on developing vaccines and immune-modulation therapies for infectious diseases and cancer. Merck announced the deal last month in a move to gain access to Themis Bioscience’s coronavirus vaccine candidate. Read more about Merck acquisition […]

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Merck to acquire coronavirus vaccine candidate developer Themis Bioscience

Merck acquisition of Themis Bioscience : Merck has signed a deal to acquire Themis Bioscience, an Austrian vaccine developer for an undisclosed price with an objective to gain access to the latter’s coronavirus vaccine candidate. Themis Bioscience by leveraging its measles virus vector platform has developed a pipeline of vaccine candidates and immune-modulatory therapies. Recently, […]

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PADCEV, KEYTRUDA combination for advanced bladder cancer gets FDA breakthrough therapy status

PADCEV, KEYTRUDA combination : Astellas Pharma and Seattle Genetics said that the combination of PADCEV (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) and Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) has been given breakthrough therapy designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in first-line advanced bladder cancer. The FDA breakthrough therapy status for PADCEV, KEYTRUDA combination is for the treatment […]

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Construction begins on Merck Biotech Development Center in Switzerland

Merck has broken ground on the €250 million Merck Biotech Development Center, a new biotech development facility in Switzerland at Corsier-sur-Vevey. The new facility will be used for biotech development and manufacturing for clinical studies. Construction on the biotech development facility is likely to be wrapped up next year with full operations to begin by […]

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Merck acquires ArQule for $2.7bn to further diversify oncology pipeline

Merck acquisition of ArQule : Merck has completed its previously announced acquisition of ArQule for $20 per share or about $2.7 billion as per the latest pharma acquisition news. The pharma giant announced the deal in December 2019 in a move to further diversify its oncology pipeline with the Massachusetts-based ArQule focused on developing kinase […]

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Merck acquires Calporta Therapeutics from COI Pharmaceuticals

Merck acquisition of Calporta : Merck has acquired Calporta Therapeutics from COI Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth up to $576 million, as per the latest pharma acquisition news. Calporta Therapeutics, which was launched in early 2015, is engaged in the development of selective small-molecule agonists to TRPML1. According to COI Pharmaceuticals, TRPML1 is thought to […]

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Chinese biopharma company Akeso raises $150m for antibody drug discovery

Akeso, a Chinese biopharma company engaged in antibody drug discovery and development in oncology and immunology therapeutic areas, has raised nearly $150 million through a Series D funding round. The investment in the clinical stage company was led by Loyal Valley Capital (LVC) and Sino Biopharmaceutical. The co-investors in the Series D round are healthcare […]

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JAVELIN Medley trial : First patient dosed with BAVENCIO, CMP-001 combo

Checkmate Pharmaceuticals announced the dosing of the first patient in a phase 1b/2 study of BAVENCIO (avelumab) in multi-drug combinations with its lead candidate CMP-001 in patients having squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN), as part of the JAVELIN Medley trial. CMP‐001 is a C0pG‐A Toll‐like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist that is […]

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PAOLA 1 trial results : Lynparza, bevacizumab combo achieves PFS goal in phase 3 trial

PAOLA 1 trial results : Lynparza (olaparib), a cancer drug which was jointly developed by AstraZeneca and MSD, in combination with bevacizumab, met the primary endpoint of the phase 3 PAOLA 1 clinical trial in patients with advanced ovarian cancer. The PAOLA 1 primary endpoint is the statistically-significant and clinically-meaningful improvement shown by Lynparza plus […]

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