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Quintiles snags registry deal with Muscular Dystrophy Association

Quintiles is lending its research and analytics expertise to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, signing a deal to develop a massive registry of patient data that could help investigators develop new therapies.

Parexel looks to Japan for eClinical growth

Parexel International has inked a deal to pool its clinical trial data management service with a Japanese provider, teaming up to expand its share of the local market.

ImmunoGen bags ADC deal with Novartis

Antibody-drug conjugate superstar ImmunoGen has signed another agreement to lend its targeted drug technology to Novartis for an undisclosed cancer therapy.

Osiris exits stem cell business, sells unit to Mesoblast in $100M deal

Thursday night the biotech company offloaded the product, and its mesenchymal stem cell platform in regenerative medicine, to Australia's Mesoblast for $50 million in near-term cash and stock and up to $50 million more in milestones.

Boston University, MRC Technology developing anti-inflammatory antibody

Boston University and London-based MRC Technology are partnering to develop an antibody for use in treatment of inflammatory diseases and ischemic reperfusion injury, tissue damage caused by a sudden loss of blood. 

Takeda punts $620M antibody licensing pact with Immunomedics

Two years after Takeda acquired Nycomed, it's opted to punt a troubled partnership it inherited with Immunomedics on an anti-CD20 antibody pact struck 5 years ago for up to $620 million.

Medtronic jumps into hemodialysis business through India partnership

Medtronic will link with Apollo Hospitals Enterprise--one of India's largest healthcare providers--to develop a portable kidney dialysis system. The project represents the Minnesota device giant's first foray into hemodialysis and yet another diversification move for the company. 

J&J snaps up an NS5A inhibitor from GlaxoSmithKline for hep C cocktail

Rounding the bend on a likely approval for its hepatitis C drug simeprevir, J&J has acquired an NS5A replication complex inhibitor from GlaxoSmithKline to add to its combination approach to the disease.

$6.25M grant establishes leukemia research initiative

Researchers at The Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center are heading up a $6.25 million, 5-year research initiative to develop new therapies and increase the cure rate for children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic cancer, the most common form of childhood cancer.

AMRI snags drug development deal with U.K. government

AMRI has signed a long-term contract with the U.K.'s defense department, agreeing to take an investigational drug to Phase I with a chance to re-up once there.