Oxford BioMedica licenses out vax tech in $21.4M deal; Hemispherx wins $188M judgment; Immunogen gains orphan status;

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> The UK's Oxford BioMedica says it inked a deal to license vaccine development technology to Emergent Biosolutions for up to $21.4 million. Emergent plans to use the technology to develop up to eight vaccines, including one for tuberculosis. Oxford collected a $1 million fee on the deal. Report

> Hemispherx Biopharma says it won a $188M judgment in a federal lawsuit filed against South Africa's JCI along with one of its directors and the estate of a former officer of the company. The Philadelphia-based developer had alleged the defendants had fraudulently obtained insider information on the company in order to devalue its stock price. But the judgment may be hard to collect. Report

> Immunogen says it won orphan drug status for lorvotuzumab mertasine, a drug for small cell lung cancer. Article

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