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Week In Review: AlphaGen And ArtBio Form China-US Radioligand Partnership
Shanghai AlphaGen Therapeutics and ArtBio forged a far-reaching agreement to expand ArtBio’s market and develop new radioligand therapies. Additionally, Biocytogen Pharma signed an antibody evaluation/option agreement with Gilead Sciences.
Week In Review: LianBio To Close Operations; Will Pay $528 Million To Shareholders
LianBio, a Princeton-Shanghai biotech, has decided to call it quits. LianBio plans to stop all of its operations by the end of 2024, and it will distribute a $4.80 dividend/share ($528 million) to its shareholders.
Week In Review: I-Mab Morphs Into US-Only Company; Sells China Assets For $80 Million
I-Mab will become a completely US-based company, divesting itself of I-Mab Biopharma (Hangzhou), an unconsolidated affiliate. I-Mab Hangzhou will acquire rights to I-Mab’s drug assets in Greater China for $80 million.
Week In Review: Shanghai Inmagene Signs $230 Million Deal To Develop Two HutchMed Immunology Assets
Inmagene Biopharma of Shanghai transferred 7.5% of its shares to HutchMed for global rights to two clinical stage immunology assets. It will also be responsible for up to $230 million in milestones.
Week In Review: Arrivent BioPharma Raises $175 Million In IPO For In-Licensings From China
ArriVent BioPharma priced its upsized Nasdaq IPO at $18 dollars per share, raising $175 million. The company’s stated goal is to find promising novel assets from China and other countries, which it aims to bring to the US market.
Week In Review: Lee’s Pharma Signs $138 Million Agreement For China Rights To Heart Failure Therapy
Lee’s Pharma acquired China rights to a heart failure therapy from Windtree Therapeutics. Meanwhile, AstraZeneca signed an investment cooperation agreement with the Taizhou National Medical High-tech Development Zone to build a new production line.
Week In Review: China Biopharmas Book $9 Billion In Deals During JP Morgan Conference Week
Shanghai Argo Biopharma entered 2 agreements with Novartis, out-licensing four next-gen RNAi therapeutics for $185 million upfront and a total value of $4.2 billion. Additionally, Ambrx Biopharma will be acquired by Johnson & Johnson for $2 billion.
Week In Review: 2024 Kicks Off With Three Deals Worth A Total Of $4 Billion
Suzhou Ribo Life Science formed a collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim in a deal that could be worth up to $2 billion. Additionally, Allorion Therapeutics has out-licensed global rights (ex-China) for AVZO-021 to Avenzo Therapeutics.
Week In Review: $1.7 Billion Collaboration Between Elpiscience And Astellas Is Final 2023 Deal
Shanghai’s Elpiscience Biopharma has formed a $1.7 billion collaboration with Japan’s Astellas Pharma to develop a novel bispecific macrophage engager, ES019, along with an unspecified program. Initially, Elpiscience will receive up to $37 million.
Week In Review: SystImmune Out-Licenses Global Rights For ADC To BMS In $8.4 Billion Deal
SystImmune, the Seattle arm of Chengdu’s Biokin Pharma, out-licensed global rights (ex-China) for a bispecific ADC to Bristol Myers Squibb in a $8.4 billion agreement.
Week In Review: Tang Capital Offers $465 Million For LianBio Plus 80% Of Any Licenses/Divestments
LianBio received a $465 million buyout offer from Tang Capital Management. In addition, Tang also offered shareholders a contingent value right for 80% of net proceeds from any license or divestment of a LianBio holding.
Week In Review: BeiGene Signs $1.3 Billion Deal For Preclinical CDK2 Inhibitor From Boston’s Ensem
Beijing’s BeiGene acquired global rights to a preclinical novel cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) inhibitor from Boston’s Ensem Therapeutics in a $1.3 billion agreement. Ensem will receive an upfront payment, plus milestones and royalties.
Week In Review: Legend Partners DLL3 CAR-T Candidate With Novartis In $1.2 Billion Deal
Legend Biotech partnered its DLL3 CAR-T candidates to Novartis in a $1.2 billion agreement, with $100 million offered upfront. Novartis will own worldwide rights to develop, manufacture, and commercialize the DLL3 group of cell therapies.
Week In Review: Eccogen Out-Licenses GLP-1 Agonist To AstraZeneca In $2 Billion Deal
Eccogene, a Shanghai-Boston biotech, out-licensed global rights (ex-China) for its novel small molecule GLP-1 agonist to AstraZeneca in a $2 billion blockbuster deal. Eccogene will receive $185 million upfront and up to $1.8 billion in milestones.
Week In Review: Hengrui Out-Licenses Next-Gen PARP1 To Merck KGaA For $1.7 Billion
Jiangsu Hengrui Pharma out-licensed global rights for its next-gen PARP1 inhibitor to Germany’s Merck KGaA for a $170 million upfront payment and up to $1.5 billion in milestones. Merck will have rights to manufacture and commercialize the drug.
Week In Review: Hansoh Sells Ex-China ADC Rights To GSK In $1.6 Billion Deal
Hansoh Pharma sold ex-China rights for its B7-H4 ADC to GSK in a $1.57 billion deal. Meanwhile, OrbiMed has raised $4.3 billion in commitments for three healthcare funds, including $751 million for its OrbiMed Asia V fund.
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