Proving once again that CAR-T is now one of the hottest fields in cancer drug development, Boston-based Ziopharm Oncology is expanding its R&D collaboration with Intrexon to include the personalized immuno-oncology technology.
AstraZeneca has partnered up with Princeton, NJ-based Advaxis on a program that pairs the pharma giant's closely-watched immuno-oncology drug MEDI4736 with the biotech's therapeutic cancer vaccine for HPV-related cancers.
CRO Theorem Clinical Research has inked a deal with India's Excel Life Sciences to broaden its footprint in the country, expanding its access to clinical trial sites and bolstering its patient-recruitment capabilities.
Months removed from getting bought by Huntingdon Life Sciences, Harlan Laboratories has teamed up with a French CRO to expand its capabilities in drug discovery and translational medicine.
After years of waiting for a turnaround in its vaccines unit, it looks like Novartis may have sold it off at the right time. The Basel-based drugmaker Thursday reported stepped-up operating losses and flagging sales for the division, much of which will be on its way to former rival GlaxoSmithKline when the companies' $7.1 billion deal closes next year.
Personalized medicine is the latest trend in companion diagnostics, and companies are teaming up to develop comprehensive tests based on a patient's biologic characteristics. Roche's Ventana Medical Systems sees potential in the field, and recently inked a deal with Germany's Merck KGaA to develop a companion diagnostic test for different cancer indications.
Immunocore has struck another cancer R&D pact with one of the world's top drugmakers, signing a deal with Eli Lilly that'll both bring in short-term revenue and help the biotech build value in its proprietary pipeline.
Chinese clinical research outfit HD Biosciences has struck a deal with Marshall University to collaborate on cancer drug development, sharing costs and risks in hopes of commercializing new therapies.
The National Cancer Institute is terminating a $34 million mouse-model contract with Charles River Laboratories, possibly imperiling jobs at one of the CRO's Maryland outposts.
CRO inVentiv Health has agreed to share its expertise with the nonprofit Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), working to develop global standards for clinical trials.