Cancer Deals That Grabbed Headlines In 2020
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has seen a hectic pace of cancer deal-making, including the two largest biopharma M&A deals of the year and 24 deals with upfront value of at least $100m.
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South Korean firm teams with Speragen to develop enzyme-replacement therapy for the genetic disorder and with Mirum for maralixibat. Plus deals involving Takeda/PeptiDream, Hanmi/LegoChem, Sun/Cassiopea, LegoChem/Cellectar, ChubLab/CJ CheilJedang Corp., Alebund/Chugai, Kintor/Fosun, Astellas/ExCellThera and I-Mab/neoX/Immorna.
The Daiichi Sankyo affiliate successfully argued that Novartis willfully infringed two patents covering its discoveries in the BRAF inhibitor drug class, getting nearly $178m in damages and future royalties.
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