BioNotebook: One deal ends for Vanda, Novartis; five new agreements begin
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Vanda, Novartis settle Fanapt dispute; Genentech, Phylogica partner on antibiotics; Janssen licenses Sevion antibody platform; Pfizer accesses Philogen antibodies; Tiziana licenses Novimmune asset; and EpiVax applies Novozymes technology.
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