Tech Transfer Roundup: UM Ventures' Deal-Making Priority Is Flexibility
Now providing seed and venture funding for some of its start-ups, University of Maryland's tech transfer has expanded its capabilities in recent years. Plus, our monthly roundup of private/public-sector transactions.
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Deals In Depth: February 2023
Two $1bn+ alliances were penned in February. Topping the list was a potential $1.16bn deal between AstraZeneca and KYM Biosciences (a joint venture company of Keymed Biosciences and Lepu Biopharma, of which Keymed owns 70%). Under the exclusive global agreement, AstraZeneca will develop, manufacture and commercialize CMG901, a Phase I antibody drug conjugate for the treatment of Claudin 18.2-positive solid tumors including gastric cancers.
GSK Tries To Chase Down Pfizer With Phase III Pentavalent Meningococcal Vaccine Data
Phase III data for a vaccine combining Bexsero and Menveo demonstrated non-inferiority. GSK hopes to file it for approval soon, while Pfizer’s candidate has an October FDA action date.