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The former Medivation CEO, after a brief detour heading up Axovant, is returning to oncology, but the new company is keeping details about the seven cancer drug programs in its pipeline under wraps.
The company has two oncolytic virus platforms – a herpes simplex-based intratumoral injection and a synthetic virus-based intravenous technology for repeat systemic administration.
Novartis will take over development and commercialization of antisense candidate TQJ230 under rights it obtained in a 2017 agreement. Morphic and Janssen will collaborate on oral integrin inhibitors.
Recently battered by clinical setbacks, Immune Design has a co-development partnership with Merck around Keytruda and Merck’s Perlmutter is a former board member. Merck would pay roughly $300m to acquire the company and its immune system-boosting technologies.