Bristol Values Celgene's Hematology, Immunology Portfolio At $74bn, But Does It Price In Risk?
Bristol's surprising purchase diversifies its portfolio beyond Opdivo, while stopping Celgene's ongoing stock price declines after several setbacks. While Bristol execs downplayed the mid-term risk of generics for Celgene's blockbuster Revlimid, they highlighted near- and long-term growth drivers.
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Chief medical officer Samit Hirawat outlines R&D successes – though there have been some setbacks since it bought Celgene for $74bn last year – and the company’s commitment to clinical trial diversity.
In last year’s acquisition, Bristol Myers Squibb agreed to pay Celgene investors another $9 per share based on three approvals, including idecabtagene vicleucel (bb2121) by 30 March 2021.
Sales of the Bristol PD-1 inhibitor dropped 9% year-over-year but the company says approvals in first-line NSCLC are off to a good start. Q2 saw growth for Eliquis and Revlimid despite pandemic impact.