CRO inVentiv Health is teaming up with IntelliCell BioSciences to get the biotech's regenerative medicine candidate through the IND stage, pitching in to develop a novel treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Scripps' two big research outfits in California and Florida have allied themselves with the J&J Innovation Center in Menlo Park, CA, in an effort designed to take some of their early-stage breakthroughs and spin off new development programs, looking to kick-start a few biotech startups and Big Pharma match-ups along the way.
Catalent has signed a deal to lend its biologics development technology to China's Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals and help the drugmaker get working on copies of some top-selling drugs.
Pacira Pharmaceuticals is counting on an expanded indication and swell in demand for its surgical pain treatment, and the biotech has inked a deal with contract manufacturer Patheon to collaborate on production in a multiyear agreement.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is re-upping with market-access outfit DKSH to dial up its commercialization efforts in Asia, extending a deal signed in 2010.
Clinipace has signed a far-reaching deal with biotech Karyopharm, agreeing to handle a host of studies under a preferred provider arrangement.
Three years ago, Sanofi walked away from a $375 million diabetes partnership with Metabolex, which had just salved the wound with a new pact with J&J. Now, operating under a new name--CymaBay--and armed with a fresh $38 million raise from late last year, the small biotech is floating plans for a $30 million IPO, looking to cash in on the lingering biotech boom.
GlaxoSmithKline is taking a berth next to teams from AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson in an ambitious alliance of industry giants aimed at discovering some new products in the red-hot cancer R&D field.
AstraZeneca has expanded its deal with Australia's StarPharma, originally inked in September 2012, to use its drug delivery technology with a cancer drug in AstraZeneca's pipeline.
The University of California, San Francisco, is teaming up with Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo for a drug-discovery pact focused on tackling neurodegenerative diseases.