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Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Tech Transfer Deals column provides a monthly update on technology transfer deals, reporting licensing agreements between companies and universities or other research institutions within the In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals sectors. This month’s column covers deals announced May through June.
Big pharma investments in early innovation are paying off in ways that still are hard to measure in any concrete way, but green shoots are sprouting through the pavement as startups supported by multimillion-dollar initiatives evolve from concept to reality.
The speed with which TG Therapeutics burst on the scene, along with the impressive potency and safety of its novel combinations of cancer drugs, has perhaps blinded observers to the unique business model that has carried it this far.
The US heart valve treatments market will reach $1.7 billion by 2019, driven by advances in percutaneous heart valve repair and replacement products and a growing number of competitors entering this space. With US sales of transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems set to almost triple in the next several years, the combined US market for products to treat heart valve disorders is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7%.