Tech Transfer Roundup: Deerfield, Broad Institute Alliance Selects Two Cancer Programs
An alliance of Deerfield and the Broad Institute to accelerate research into high-mortality diseases identifies its first two research projects, while Janssen and UPenn look into gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease.
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J.P. Morgan Notebook Day 2: Walmsley On Diversity, Amgen's Overseas Cash, Growing Opdivo, Mylan On US Generic Pricing, Boston's Pipeline And J&J In Alzheimer's
Daily round-up of news and notes from the 2018 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco: GSK's Walmsley looks to be a leader on diversity, Amgen talks tax reform and deals, Mylan raises the issue of generic drug shortages, Boston builds out its pipeline, and J&J is dealing in Alzheimer's disease.
Deerfield Management has a blank slate with its new $1.6 billion fund for health care investment, the third that it’s dedicated to private company investment and public company structured financing. The hedge fund is trying to reprise the performance of its prior two Private Design funds, for which it claims only one loss thus far in each.