Deal Watch: Celgene The Latest To Buy Into Nimbus’ Computational Chemistry Approach
The big biotech takes options on preclinical Tyk2 and STING programs. REGENXBIO drops out of the bidding for Dimension, ceding to Ultragenyx, and Eisai licenses four drugs to Uruguay’s Grupo Biotoscana.
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After investing in the California biotech, Lilly buys the company in search of safer insulin products. The pharma sees these candidates as pairing with tirzepatide to improve diabetes therapy overall.
Private Company Edition: With $8.9bn raised in the second quarter, venture capital investment in biopharma companies reached its second highest quarterly total to date – behind only Q1 of this year. Also, Nimbus Therapeutics raised $105m and European drug developers get in on the VC action.
Currently focused on HBV, Altimmune gets preclinical NASH candidate that offers dual agonism of GLP-1 and glucagon receptors. Nimbus expands alliance with Celgene into IO, Merck & Co. partners with Skyhawk.