R&D Trends

Amgen, Merck collaborate on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Monday, December 7, 2015

Amgen and Merck, known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, today announced a cancer immunotherapy collaboration to support a phase Ib/III study investigating BLINCYTO (blinatumomab) in combination with KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), which is the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Idera, GSK to collaborate on renal disease

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Idera Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge, Mass.-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing toll-like receptors and RNA therapeutics for patients with cancer and rare diseases, has entered into an exclusive worldwide collaboration and license agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to research, develop and commercialize selected molecules from Idera’s third-generation antisense platform for the treatment of selected targets in renal disease.

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LSP, BMS team on European life sciences

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Specialist healthcare investment firm LSP, also known as Life Sciences Partners, has formed a strategic collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in which the companies will work together to identify European breakthrough technologies and products in immuno-oncology and other areas of unmet medical need.

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