Markets & Regulations

Sanofi invests $30m in MeiraGTx’s gene therapy pipeline

Sanofi invests $30m in MeiraGTx’s gene therapy pipeline

By Jonathan Smith

The London and New York-based gene therapy player MeiraGTx Holdings has received a $30 million investment from Sanofi in addition to potential strategic deals with the big pharma company down the road.

© Getty Images

ADC licensing deals reached peak of $16.6 billion in 2022

By Isabel Cameron

The biopharmaceutical industry witnessed a 400% growth in total deal value of antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) licensing agreements from 2017-2022 and reached a peak of $16.6 billion in 2022, reveals data and analytics company GlobalData.

© Getty Images

SOTIO expands ADC pipeline with Synaffix tie up

By Isabel Cameron

Synaffix, a Lonza company commercializing its clinical-stage platform technology for the development of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), has entered a licensing agreement with SOTIO, a clinical stage immuno-oncology company owned by PPF Group.

© Getty Images

Congenica extends contract with Hong Kong Genome Project

By Isabel Cameron

Congenica, a digital health company providing software and solutions for the analysis and interpretation of genomic data at scale, has announced a two-year extension to its contract for the Hong Kong Genome Project (HKGP), the first large-scale genome...

© Sharp

Breaking: Sharp acquires Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing

By Isabel Cameron

Sharp, a commercial pharma packaging and clinical trial supply services firm, has acquired Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing (BSM), a Massachusetts-based fill finish contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO).

© Getty Images

Fujifilm Diosynth builds advanced therapy manufacturing facility in UK

By Jonathan Smith

The contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies has completed a UK manufacturing facility for the production of advanced therapies including viral gene therapies, oncolytic viruses and viral vaccines for...

© Getty Images

Vaxess announces $9 million in funding for mRNA vaccine patch

By Isabel Cameron

Vaxess Technologies, a life sciences company developing a shelf-stable vaccine patch with potential for self-application, has announced an additional $9 million in venture capital funding, with investors including RA Capital, The Engine, and GHIC, and...

© Getty Images

Arrowhead highlights potential of RNAi in asthma at ERS 23

By Isabel Cameron

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals has spotlighted the potential of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic candidates in the lungs, with a clinical late breaker and multiple pre-clinical presentations at this year’s European Respiratory Society (ERS) International...

© Getty Images

Kuano raises £1.8 million to accelerate quantum drug discovery

By Isabel Cameron

Kuano, a drug discovery company combining quantum mechanics with AI, has announced the close of its £1.8 million seed funding round, led by Mercia Ventures, and including ACF Investors, Ascension Ventures, o2h Ventures, Meltwind Advisory LLP, and other...

© Getty Images

Intellegens and CPI awarded £1.6m Innovate UK grant

By Isabel Cameron

Intellegens, a company applying machine learning (ML) to accelerate innovation in R&D, has secured a £1.6m grant from Innovate UK, to apply ML in the emerging field of oligonucleotide therapies.