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Asia Pacific

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Astellas Exercises Option To Acquire Potenza, For Up To $405m

Astellas has exercised an option to acquire Potenza, paying up to $404.7m in cash for the private US venture in a deal that will boost its presence in immuno-oncology.

M & A Cancer

Glenmark’s Lonhala Version Hits ‘Intriguing’ Indian Nebulizer Market

Glenmark’s nebulized, long-acting muscarinic antagonist for COPD has hit the Indian market. Delivered via a novel mesh nebulizer, it is seen as likely catering to a relatively small patient group.
Commercial Strategy

Asia Deal Watch: Takeda, Eisai Team With Non-Profit On Review Of Novel Targets For Antibiotics

The Japanese pharmaceutical companies will work with the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership on screening targets for utility against WHO-listed priority pathogens. Avacta and LG Chem collaborate around the former’s Affimer technology.

Asia Pacific Deals

Japan Pharma Climbing Aboard Digital Health Train, But Not Up To Speed?

The still somewhat loosely defined concept of 'digital health' continues to take concrete forms through recent deals in Japan, where major pharma firms are building initiatives related mainly to patient well-being.

Japan Commercial

Samsung BioLogics Vows Improved Management Transparency As Stock Resumes Trade

Following an exchange decision that Samsung BioLogics should remain listed, the company has vowed to improve management transparency by beefing up internal controls and supervision over accounting. The decision is set to ease worries over the possible negative impact of an accounting probe on contract development and manufacturing orders, although the company still faces a court battle with financial authorities over its accounting standards.

South Korea Companies

Drug Price Waterloo: China's New Bidding Process Hits MNCs Hard

China's new so-called “4+7” drug bidding pilot scheme, already expected to be a killer for some companies, has cut prices by as much as 90%, leaving all but two multinationals to bid successfully and accept the revised levels. The big reductions could also lead to further price erosion for the winning products.

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Europe

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Pilots Between NHS And Pharma Finally Take Off

The majority of pharmaceutical companies in the UK work closely with the NHS and In Vivo spoke to one of them – Janssen – to see how successful industry, health care providers and payers have been in breaking out of their silos and collaborating.

United Kingdom Commercial

Menarini Owners Acquitted Of Fraud

Lucia and Giovanni Aleotti have been cleared of fraud against the Italian health system, and will continue to lead the Florentine company transformed into a major multinational by their father.

Italy Legal Issues

UK Receives £1bn Confidence Boost From Industry Investment In Life Sciences Sector

The international biopharma industry is backing the UK life sciences sector, with UCB spearheading the charge with a £1bn commitment to R&D in the nation still in a state of flux regarding its exit from the European Union in 2019.

United Kingdom Deals

Pharma: Be Prepared For Tougher Price Negotiations For IO Combos And Expansions In Europe

Payers are increasingly likely to implement new strategies to manage price negotiations for immuno-oncology combinations, as competition  heats up among the drug class. Mechanisms allowing for the negotiation of different prices for combination therapies do not exist at present, but payers insist that new tools must emerge.

ImmunoOncology Health Technology Assessment

Alligator CEO Discusses Pipeline Additions, Milestone Expectations And The IO Deal Landscape

Alligator Bioscience’s Per Norlen discusses the latest addition to its pipeline, a first-in-class bispecific tumor-localized antibody targeting the checkpoint inhibitor CTLA-4.

Research & Development Sweden

Novartis UK Moves To London To Seek Its Life Sciences Digital Fortune

Novartis is to move its UK headquarters to London to be at the heart of the new technology and life sciences in the west of the city.

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United States

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Latest From United States

Astellas Exercises Option To Acquire Potenza, For Up To $405m

Astellas has exercised an option to acquire Potenza, paying up to $404.7m in cash for the private US venture in a deal that will boost its presence in immuno-oncology.

M & A Cancer

Boehringer Bails On Biosimilars Outside US

In a strategic shift confirmed by the German company, BI's Humira biosimilar Cyltezo will only be launched in the US while its version of Avastin has been abandoned altogether.

Biosimilars Business Strategies

Breast Cancer, HIV Drugs May Face Tougher Part D Climate Under Protected Class Proposal

Medicare proposed rule exposes Part D protected class drugs to threat of formulary exclusion if price increases exceed a certain threshold. Here's how it might play out for cancer and HIV drugs.

Pricing Debate Medicare

US Suboxone Win Lifts Dr Reddy’s As Embattled Indivior Fights On

Dr Reddy’s can re-launch its generic version of Indivior’s Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) sublingual film in the US following a crucial court ruling that has gone its way. Indivior faces significant turbulence ahead if a generic entry materializes soon.

Generic Drugs Intellectual Property

Roivant Buoys Anti-Infective Portfolio With Novel iNtRON Asset

Roivant Sciences has added iNtRON Biotechnology’s novel biologic candidate to its existing anti-infective portfolio in a sizable licensing deal amid recent increased global health attention on antimicrobial resistance issues but generally decreasing pharma industry interest.

South Korea Deals

A Grunenthal First: Establishing A US Presence With A Tailored Marketing Strategy

Germany's pain-focused specialty pharmaceutical firm is adding America to its commercial reach, through acquiring New York's Averitas Pharma to jumpstart its push to commercialize products on its own account, via a niche approach.

 

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