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Transcend Therapeutics Inc.

Division of AJL Ophthalmic SA

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Financing Growth

Playing the High-Stakes Pharma Game, Part I

The rise in valuations of Big Biotech is due in large part to the fact that they're seen as affordable acquisition candidates for Big Pharmas in search of late-stage products. The plethora of early-stage biotech consolidation is, in contrast, generally a choice of last resort for otherwise unfinanceable companies who also can't sign worthwhile pharma deals. But the attention on late-stage programs offers opportunities for companies, like Pfizer, to strike platform technology deals which transfer technology, royalty free, from biotech to drug firm. The deals aren't cheap but these structures, impossible when platform deals were popular, allow Pfizer much greater research freedom.
BioPharmaceutical Strategy

Spinning off Small Companies

The post-merger cutting room floor creates a great source of new companies and products--it’s good asset management for Big Pharma, and it’s good for medical entrepreneurs. But culturally and structurally, most large companies just can’t go along with the business logic of spin-offs. Technology that does get spun off is most often completely peripheral to the parent’s business--e.g., in vitro diagnostic applications or software and equipment systems from a drug company.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Respiratory, Pulmonary
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • AJL Ophthalmic SA
  • Senior Management
  • B. N Harvey, SVP, Corp. Dev.
    John J Whalen, MD, EVP & CSO
  • Contact Info
  • Transcend Therapeutics Inc.
    Phone: (617) 374-1200
    640 Memorial Dr.
    Cambridge, MA 02139