Bio Developments

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Sanofi to help manufacture Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

By Rachel Arthur

Sanofi’s vaccine manufacturing plant in Marcy l’Etoile, France, will formulate and fill vials of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine: producing around 12 million doses a month to help address global supply demands.

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France ramps up COVID-19 vaccine production

By Rachel Arthur

Three COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing sites are set to start production in France in the coming weeks: while the French government is seeking to boost further production with a €300m ($363m) initiative announced on Monday.

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Lilly and Merus set to collaborate on cancer therapies

By Jane Byrne

Loxo Oncology at Lilly, an R&D division of Eli Lilly and Co, and Merus, a Dutch clinical-stage oncology company, today announced a partnership to research and develop up to three CD3-engaging T-cell re-directing bispecific antibody therapies.

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Sanofi to acquire Kymab for up to $1.45bn

By Rachel Arthur

Sanofi will acquire Kymab, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing fully human monoclonal antibodies. The acquisition will give it global rights to KY1005, which has the potential to treat a range of immune-mediated diseases and inflammatory...