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Novo Nordisk taps Ablynx in a $400M deal

Novo Nordisk signed a deal with Ablynx worth up to €377 million ($400 million) to collaborate on so-called nanobodies, antibody fragments designed to split the difference between biologics and small-molecule drugs.

GE Healthcare does molecular breast imaging distribution deal with Dilon

Imaging company Dilon Diagnostics has landed a partnership to distribute a molecular breast imaging system from GE Healthcare in select, undisclosed global geographies. The offering is intended to complement Dilon's own molecular imaging offerings.

Teva wagers up to $410M on Heptares' migraine program

Heptares Therapeutics, acquired by Japan's Sosei earlier this year, signed a deal with Teva Pharmaceutical to co-develop novel migraine treatments, getting in line for as much as $410 million.

Daiichi Sankyo, Sanofi to launch DPT-polio vaccine in Japan

In the latest of a string a partnerships forged this year, Daiichi Sankyo is teaming up with Sanofi's Japanese unit to launch Squarekids subcutaneous injection syringe, a tetravalent vaccine for the prevention of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and polio.

SUNY Upstate Medical University, U.S. Army start $12M partnership toward dengue vaccine

Sanofi is the furthest along in the race for a dengue vaccine, expecting its first license to market its jab by the end of the year. But this doesn't mean others aren't trying to tackle the mosquito-borne disease: SUNY Upstate Medical University announced on Monday a $12 million partnership with the U.S. Army to develop a dengue vaccine.

Debiotech partners with Swiss academics to create a novel artificial pancreas

Swiss med tech player Debiotech has partnered to develop a next-gen artificial pancreas for diabetics with a pair of Swiss research centers. The aim is to improve upon the accuracy of automatic insulin delivery by using a microelectromechanical system to control the pump. It will be based on an algorithm designed to estimate patient needs based on their measured glucose levels, the time of day and anticipated activities to adjust the infusion rate from an insulin pump.

AstraZeneca begins dosing in trial of its Bind-partnered cancer candidate

Cambridge, MA's Bind Therapeutics announced that patient administration of its Accurins nanoparticles has commenced in the trial of an AstraZeneca cancer candidate. Under the terms of the 2013 partnership with the Big Pharma, Bind earns a milestone payment of $4 million.

China's ZAI Lab in oncology license deal for HM61713 with South Korea's Hanmi

Shanghai-based ZAI Lab has in-licensed China rights for HM61713, a tumor-targeting EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor from South Korea's Hanmi, which has racked up an impressive string of license deals this year.

GlaxoSmithKline inks a back-loaded $100M deal with Idera for renal R&D

GlaxoSmithKline is taking a gamble on Idera Pharmaceuticals' antisense drug technology, promising up to $100 million in a collaboration focused on renal disease.

WuXi lands a lead role in Genomics England's big project

Chinese CRO WuXi PharmaTech is on board to help Genomics England pore over samples in its massive project to sequence the genomes of 100,000 Britons.