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Vascular device drug delivery company surpasses VC goal

Advanced Catheter Therapies' venture capital funding round has been oversubscribed, reflecting investor interest in the company's Occlusion Perfusion Catheter for localized drug delivery in the peripheral vasculature.

Pfizer and Merck extend heavyweight immuno-oncology pact to lung cancer

Merck and Pfizer have struck a deal to add the immuno-oncology superstar pembrolizumab to Xalkori for ALK-positive cases of advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Merck and Advaxis forge another no-money-down IO development pact

Almost exactly one year after Daniel O'Connor was named CEO at Advaxis, he celebrated the personal milestone with the latest in a string of deals. Pharma giant Merck stepped up with a no-strings-attached immuno-oncology development pact for pembrolizumab, one of the hot new checkpoint inhibitors promising a groundbreaking new approach to treating a wide variety of cancers.

Quintiles and Illumina look to jump-start cancer R&D with genomics sweepstakes

Global CRO Quintiles and gene sequencing magnate Illumina are scouting for some promising scientists, offering the use of their cash and technology to advance oncology research.

CRO PharPoint signs up to get Otologic's hearing drug into the clinic

Biotech Otologic Pharmaceuticals has chosen North Carolina's PharPoint Research to run an early trial of its lead candidate, a treatment for hearing loss.

J&J pours another $20M into ViaCyte and sizes up its diabetes treatment

Johnson & Johnson has deepened its ties to regenerative medicine outfit ViaCyte, handing the biotech $20 million in exchange for a future stake in the company and the right to acquire its in-development diabetes medication.

Bristol-Myers, Celgene pair an immuno-oncology star with a rising chemotherapy

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene are joining forces on a cancer combination treatment, testing the former's highly anticipated immunotherapy in tandem with an on-the-market chemo drug against a host of tumor targets.

MorphoSys bets on Emergent BioSolutions' cancer contender in $183M deal

German drug developer MorphoSys is pairing up with Emergent BioSolutions to get its hands on an early-stage prostate cancer treatment, signing a deal worth up to $183 million for a promising antibody.

Boston Sci to develop two new guidewires with cardiological indications by 2015

Boston Scientific has just announced plans to launch new fractional flow reserve and atherectomy guidewires in 2015 in collaboration with Japanese medical component specialist Asahi Intecc.

electroCore in talks with potential pharma partners

Big Pharma is interested in partnering with startup electroCore on commercializing its noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy for migraines and cluster headaches upon FDA approval, company CEO JP Errico says. In a sign that talks may be heating up, electroCore has appointed investment bank Piper Jaffray to advise it.