Industry bigwigs are teaming up to create the first medical device industry association focused solely on Asia. The member companies of the just-launched Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association include Abbott, Baxter, B. Braun, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Cardinal Health, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Philips, Siemens, Stryker and Zimmer.
AstraZeneca signed a pair of agreements centered on its most prized cancer therapy, selling a stake to the hematology experts at Celgene and buying the rights to a complementary treatment from Innate Pharma.
Juno Therapeutics and AstraZeneca are joining forces to test their respective cancer treatments in tandem, combining newfangled therapies that promise to use the immune system to combat tumors.
New Zealand research on a promising cancer drug that was discarded by previous companies was revived by U.S.-based Threshold Pharmaceuticals, which announced a promising showing in Phase I and II trials for treating a type of resistant lung cancer.
Vietnam has become the 39th nation cleared for global exports of the vaccines it makes, joining an increasingly crowded field of local champions to multinational heavyweights. The World Health Organization gave that clearance recently for a country that expects to be a leading producer within the next 20 to 30 years.
Maryland biotech MaxCyte is delving into the world of CAR-T treatments for cancer, teaming up with Johns Hopkins University on a preclinical program.
WuXi PharmaTech's WuXi NextCODE Genomics unit is teaming up with DNAnexus to offer cloud-based genomic services, leveraging WuXi NextCODE's genome analytic technology and DNAnexus' cloud-based platform to facilitate R&D and expand the companies' global footprint.
Shanghai-based WuXi PharmaTech said its subsidiary WuXi NextCODE Genomics has joined with U.S.-based DNAnexus to offer a wider range of genomics services worldwide, including cloud-based services, according to a press release on Wednesday.
Japan's Astellas Pharma and U.K.-based biotech Potenza Therapeutics announced a R&D effort into immuno-oncology therapies centered on checkpoint pathways, co-stimulatory signals and regulatory T cells that could lead to a buyout.
Roche inked a deal worth up to $555 million to work with India's Curadev Pharma on cancer treatments that use the body's immune system to combat tumors, expanding its trove of assets in one of the industry's hottest fields.