Recent Tech Transfer Deals, May 2013
This article was originally published in Start Up
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Elsevier Business Intelligence’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Tech Transfers column provides a monthly update on licensing agreements between universities or other research institutions and biopharma, medtech, and diagnostic start-ups.
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BeiGene and Novartis penned a potential $2.2bn collaboration for the development, manufacture, and commercialization of BeiGene’s humanized IgG4 anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody tislelizumab in the US, Canada, Mexico, member countries of the EU, the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Russia, and Japan. Steris entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cantel Medical, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers. The total enterprise value of the deal is estimated at $4.6bn. Financing reached $10.5bn in biopharma, $984m in device, and $2.7bn in diagnostics.
During Q4, device company fundraising totaled $4.2bn; while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players raised $6.1bn.
During Q4, biopharma merger and acquisition value reached $73.9bn and drew in $54.5bn in potential deal value from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $5.7bn, while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players completed M&A activity that totaled $3.3bn.