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Tech Transfer Roundup: Anixa Thinks Cleveland Clinic IP Offers Potential In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Anixa obtains cancer vaccine targeted to proteins common in breast cancer from Cleveland Clinic. Arxx licenses Cancer Research UK antibody that targets tumor microenvironment.
A review of tech transfer deals over 10 years shows that licensees often protect their value positions to limit royalties paid out to licensors. Meanwhile, licensors often protect their future rights with language recognizing that additional parties may be involved in producing a final product.
2017 was a watershed year in many respects, politically, economically and commercially for many players in the medtech field. Where will the opportunities lie in 2018, will breakthrough medtech innovation still have a place among providers often riding on fumes when it comes to budgets, and is it all as bad as some would make out?
2016 was a year of surprise and change in political circles, but that's nothing new for the medtech industry, which over a number of years has become accustomed to health care systems demanding different and ever-higher levels of service. Smart medtechs have been ahead of the curve, but the whole industry now factors in clients' wider needs in a holistic approach to patient care. Many companies' current M&A policies are already reflecting the changes to come.