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.
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit is recalling 13,500 bottles of its top-selling anticoagulant Xarelto because of microbial contamination.
For William Strohl, the new head of Janssen's Biotechnology Center of Excellence, the future of drug R&D involves novel targets, "fit-for-purpose" antibodies and lots of collaborations.
A Johnson & Johnson exercise in creative problem solving has paid off for doctors and patients who rely on its ovarian cancer drug Doxil, availability of which has been uncertain for years. Its Janssen unit has accumulated a significant supply after assuming manufacturing at Boehringer Ingelheim plant that otherwise was closed down at the end of the year.
Translational medicine, which bridges the science of the emerging preclinical portfolio and the early development space where molecules are studied in humans for the first time, is an important if not essential element of successful pharmaceutical development.