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Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in August 2017.
WuXi Biologics and Harbin Gloria will get $18.5m up front for the Phase I asset GLS-010. Also, Cerecor divests depression drug to Janssen for up to $45m and Perrigo sells its API division for $110m in cash.
Device companies raised 50% more in Q1 2016 than the previous quarter, reaching $1.8 billion and led by debt offerings; diagnostic imaging acquisitions, such as Toshiba Medical Systems, were abundant. Diagnostics financings double in Q1, mostly from venture funding, including strong showing from liquid biopsy companies.
Draft guidance notes special safety considerations for the treatments, which would usually be used on healthy kids.
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