Scrip is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

AbbVie RA deal: best in class – but years behind

This article was originally published in Scrip

Executive Summary

The $840m deal AbbVie signed on 23 September with Ablynx, the Belgian "nanobody" specialist, comes after it agreed to pay up to $1.35bn to Galapagos for a similar type of deal in the same therapeutic space last year, and up to $480m to Biotest the year before. The stakes are high, and for good reason: AbbVie currently sells one of the best-selling medicines of all time, the anti-TNF biologic Humira (adalimumab; 2012 sales $9.3bn). To future-proof its market-leading position in the autoimmune space it needs to cover several bases.

You may also be interested in...



Ablynx Builds Case For AbbVie Option On Humira Successor

Clinical data shows Ablynx's anti-IL 6R vobarilizumab (ALX0061) to have efficacy in the same range as Roche's Actemra as a monotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis. With more data due shortly, Ablynx is confident that AbbVie will exercise its option for the product.

Gaming Whiz Brings AI Smarts To Drug Discovery

GlamorousAI is developing technology to uncover new targets and take on previously intractable disease challenges. Founder Noor Shaker hopes to license a drug to big pharma within the next three years.

The Top 10 Best-Selling Drugs of 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: In 2019, 10 blockbuster medicines booked combined sales of $92.5bn. This infographic examines those drugs that commanded the greatest revenues globally, and answers some key questions. Which therapeutic areas include the most lucrative blockbusters? Which companies enjoyed their spoils? And which drugs were new to the top 10 last year? It also takes a look at the position of these products on the all-important US market. 

Topics

Related Companies

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

OM002075

Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel