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Baxalta bets again on Kamada with lung transplant deal

Baxalta, the soon-to-spin-out pharma arm of Baxter, has expanded its relationship with Israel's Kamada, agreeing to co-fund a trial testing whether the company's top prospect can prevent lung transplant rejections.

Foundation Medicine teams up with IMS Health for cancer precision medicine project

Foundation Medicine is teaming up with healthcare technology firm IMS Health to develop a new cancer diagnostics tool, deepening the company's dive into cancer R&D a few months after it finalized its $1.2 billion deal with Roche.

Kite and bluebird join forces with some cutting-edge cancer tech

Immuno-oncology innovator Kite Pharma is joining gene therapy luminary bluebird bio to craft new treatments for HPV-related cancers, combining two high-profile technologies in hopes of developing targeted therapies.

UPDATED: Microchips Biotech partners with Teva on wireless drug delivery, announces new CEO, raises $18M in financing

On the heels of Microchips Biotech's $35 million partnership with Teva to apply the company's electronic drug delivery implant for administration over months to years toward at least one disease area, the company announced that Cheryl Blanchard, the former chief scientific officer of Zimmer, will become its new CEO.

AMRI recruits PerkinElmer to build out a new R&D hub

AMRI, in the process of consolidating its drug discovery services, is teaming up with life sciences giant PerkinElmer to accelerate a new biomedical hub in Buffalo, NY.

Lilly calls in some academic muscle to get its cancer pipeline moving

Eli Lilly inked a pair of deals with Harvard's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute to hit the gas on oncology R&D, aiming to shorten the development process for a slew of new medicines.

GVK inks a deep biotech deal as it rebuilds its reputation

India's GVK BioSciences, marred by a data scandal, has signed an exclusive deal with Swedish drug developer Medivir, agreeing to handle the bulk of the biotech's chemistry work.

PPD partners up for real-world outcomes research

As regulators and payers place increasing importance on real-world data, CRO PPD is working to expand its reach in the field, joining forces with a division of insurance giant Anthem.

Kite taps Adimab to lend a hand in CAR-T R&D

Kite Pharma, at work on therapies that use the immune system to fight cancer, paired up with Adimab to expand its R&D efforts.

Philips, Siemens score big hospital bundling contracts, highlighting demand for value-based healthcare

Enormous, multi-year hospital contracts that leverage the scale of Royal Philips are key to the new HealthTech focus for the company. The conglomerate expects that as hospital systems themselves continue to consolidate and its own healthcare offerings continue to expand, it will be able to secure more all-encompassing, large deals as these healthcare providers look to cut costs through bundling.