After securing U.S. rights to Janssen's Nucynta franchise in mid-January this year, Depomed has now raised enough to pay for it in full. Nucynta fits nicely into Depomed's cadre of pain and neurological treatments, and the Newark, CA-based company's Acuform drug delivery tech already gives Nucynta an edge as an oral treatment.
In bid to improve patient adherence, the U.S. National Institutes of Health is funding and helping run two clinical trials of long-acting injectable HIV candidates being developed by Johnson & Johnson's Janssen and GlaxoSmithKline.
Did Johnson & Johnson hide Risperdal's potential to trigger breast growth in boys? Or did the drugmaker adequately disclose the potential side effect? A Philadelphia jury is literally out deliberating on these two questions.
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit is teaming up with nonprofit JDRF to develop new diagnostic approaches for Type 1 diabetes, aiming to identify the disease earlier and curb its progression.
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit has agreed to offer England's National Health Service a money-back guarantee on its hep C fighter Olysio, even as the treatment won approval from the cost watchdog there.
Earlier this week, once-skeptical Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky seemed to be fully on-board pharma's slim-down bandwagon, telling presentation-watchers at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference he was willing to jettison pieces of the J&J puzzle if they didn't present a "path to achieving leadership." Now, he's followed up with another divestment that will send U.S. rights to pain med Nucynta to California's Depomed.
J&J subsidiary Janssen Biotech has inked a deal to collaborate with Boston-based Vedanta on a new bacterial treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. And it handed over an undisclosed upfront payment and promises of up to $241 million in milestones if their partnership can blaze a path to the market eventually.
Days after finally getting the FDA's go-ahead to resume the stop-and-start development of its lead candidate, Geron has signed a deal to cut Johnson & Johnson in on the process, putting the biotech in line for as much as $935 million if all goes according to plan.
Johnson & Johnson is expanding its network of biopharma incubators, taking to Texas with a plan to host as many as 50 local biotech startups.
The optimal size of nanoparticles is 50 nanometers, smaller than the 100- to 200-nm ones deployed today, concludes a study by University of Illinois researchers.