Affinivax

GSK bolsters vaccines division with $3.3bn swoop on Affinivax

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed a $3.3 billion takeover of US biotech Affinivax, buying a pneumococcal vaccine candidate that is aiming to break into a market that for years has been dominated by Pfizer’s Prevnar franchise. GSK said it is paying $2.1 billion upfront for Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Affinivax, with another $1.2 billion in potential development milestones, to …

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PharmaShots Weekly Snapshots (July 12 – 16, 2021)

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Shot in the arm for Affinivax as it challenges Pfizer’s Prevnar

Already facing one rival to its blockbuster pneumococcal vaccine Prevnar, Pfizer could have another to contend with, after Affinivax reported positive phase 2 results with its ASP3772 candidate – plus a new breakthrough designation from the FDA. Last year, Pfizer made almost $6 billion from its Prevnar 13 vaccine, which covers 13 common serotypes of …

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