Tech Transfer Roundup: Trio Of Deals Bolster Spherix’s Cancer Strategy
The New York biotech announces option deals with two universities, asset license from CBM BioPharma. Bayer inks research collaborations with Japan’s RiKen and with a pair of Boston research hospitals.
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RiKen gets $9.3m up front plus potential milestones and royalties for use of its aAVC technology, while retaining research rights to the platform. JW Pharmaceutical acquires Vietnam’s Euvipharm.
Global financings for cell and gene therapy and tissue engineering companies more than doubled in the second quarter; financings for the sector rose 79% in the first half of 2018. Also, Samumed leads recent venture funding deals with a $438m round.
Asterias obtains IP estate related to ischemic stroke from University of California. Plus Apeiron, Qualigen, Biovaxys and AbbVie turn to academic partners for early-stage cancer assets.