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J&J, Pharmacyclics and the future of Big Pharma dealmaking

Eventual winner Johnson & Johnson wasn't Pharmacyclics' first choice to partner with on ibrutinib, CEO Robert Duggan told FierceBiotech in January, but, as The Wall Street Journal lays out, J&J and its expansive approach to dealmaking won out in the end.

J&J, Pharmacyclics get CLL approval for Imbruvica

Johnson & Johnson and Pharmacyclics' new drug Imbruvica won the expanded approval it needed to go beyond a rare disease treatment and reach the blockbuster status it was conceived for. The FDA Wednesday gave Imbruvica accelerated approval for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients who have received at least one previous therapy.

Top women in biotech 2013

No one ever climbed the industry ladder without getting some help along the way. And for women, including many of the accomplished top performers in this group, that can be especially important....

Pharmacyclics, J&J pick Catalent for blockbuster cancer drug

Pharmacyclics and Johnson & Johnson are riding high on an accelerated approval for the blockbuster hopeful Imbruvica, and now they've tapped Catalent to aid in commercial manufacturing and ongoing clinical trials for the cancer drug.

J&J, Pharmacyclics slap $130,000 price on Imbruvica for rare lymphoma

Another cancer drug approval, another nosebleed-level price. Johnson & Johnson and Pharmacyclics' breakthrough drug Imbruvica (ibrutinib) won FDA approval yesterday for a rare form of lymphoma. Soon after, the companies said Imbruvica would be priced at more than $90 per pill. At four pills per day, that's about $130,000 per year.

J&J, Pharmacyclics win early approval for 'breakthrough' cancer drug ibrutinib

The FDA has come through with an early approval of the BTK drug ibrutinib, a likely new cancer blockbuster from Pharmacyclics (and Johnson & Johnson.

10 top drugs in biopharma's late-stage pipeline

In drug development, everything's a gamble, if you're doing something new and shooting at a big target. But there has to be a reasonable assumption that if safety issues aren't being glossed over and the efficacy data hold up, these top drugs can change standards of care and grab market share. So here's my pick of the likely big winners >>

UPDATED: J&J hands over $75M payout as FDA countdown begins for ibrutinib

J&J knows how to do a big licensing deal with some serious short-term incentives tied to it. And that swaggering deal style was on full display this morning when Pharmacyclics announced that the FDA has accepted their NDA on the closely-watched cancer drug ibrutinib, triggering a $75 million milestone payment and bringing its cash tally to at least $375 million.

UPDATED: Quest grabs $485M in deal to cash out of breakthrough cancer drug ibrutinib

Two years ago, Quest Diagnostics picked up Celera and its gene-based testing tech for $657 million in cash. And today it cashed in a lottery ticket it picked up in the deal, selling the royalty rights Celera held for the breakthrough cancer drug ibrutinib for $485 million.

Top 10 experimental cancer drugs- 2013

In our third annual report on 10 exciting cancer drugs, there are plenty of R&D programs zipping through trials with the blessing of the FDA, which has awarded "breakthrough" status for expedited development to treatments in oncology more than any other field. Read the report >>