Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, November 2017
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in October 2017.
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Three $1bn+ alliances were penned in September. Topping the list was a potential $3.25bn deal between Adaptimmune Therapeutics and Roche's Genentech for the development and commercialization of allogeneic T-cell therapies in multiple oncology indications. Adaptimmune will be responsible for developing clinical candidates using its induced pluripotent stem cell-derived allogeneic platform to produce T-cells. Genentech will be responsible for the input TCRs and subsequent clinical development and commercialization. Adaptimmune has the right to opt in to a 50/50 US profit/cost share on off-the-shelf products.