Tech Transfer Deals, December 2014
This article was originally published in Start Up
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Tech Transfer Deals column provides a monthly review of licensing agreements between companies and universities or other research institutions in the In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Device, and Pharmaceutical sectors. This month’s column covers deals announced October through November 2014.
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During Q2 biopharmas reached $5.9bn in merger and acquisition value and drew in $44bn in potential deal value from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $159m, while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players completed M&A activity that totaled $1.4bn.
During Q2 biopharmas brought in an aggregate $32.3bn in financings and device company fundraising totaled $9.5bn; while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players brought in $2bn across the period.
Genmab and AbbVie penned a broad oncology collaboration worth up to $3.9bn. Novo Nordisk entered into an agreement to acquire Corvidia Therapeutics for $725m up front in cash and up to $1.375bn in earn-outs.