Medigene Takes Center Stage In Roivant's Latest 'Vant'
Roivant has launched its 16th Vant, called Cytovant, which hopes to be Asia's premier cell therapy company. It has inked a deal worth potentially $1bn with Germany's Medigene to develop TCR immunotherapies and a dendritic cell vaccine.
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Roivant and Pfizer launched Priovant to develop the oral drug brepocitinib for dermatomyositis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases, but Roivant also cut programs to extend its cash runway.
Asia Deal Watch: Antibody-Drug Conjugates Reign With Alliances Involving Celltrion, Miracogen & WuXi Biologics
Celltrion and iProgen will co-develop ADC candidates, Miracogen and Synaffix sign a technology license after a successful research collaboration, and WuXi will provide clinical trial material to NBE Therapeutics.
Bluebird has been an active deal maker as it looks to add tools, targets and technological capabilities to its R&D engine. A pair of August TCR-focused deals, including the latest with Gritstone, continue that strategy.