Category: Artios

  • Novartis expands in radio-oncology again with $1.3bn Artios alliance

    In its second licensing deal in the radio-oncology area in consecutive weeks, Novartis has agreed a $1.3 billion-plus alliance with UK biotech Artios Pharma to develop precision medicines for cancer. The collaboration will focus on combining Artios’ DNA damage response (DDR) drug candidates with Novartis’ radioligand therapies, which consist of tumour-targeting molecules carrying radioactive isotopes […]

  • Top 20 Life Sciences Deals of 2020 by Total Deal Value

    Life sciences companies are gearing up to enter new markets as they look to secure their positions after a spate of M&A, licensing, and research partnerships in 2020 Artios partnered with Merck with an option to license up to 8 oncology programs proving to be the highest valued deal of 2020 with a total deal […]

  • Merck KGaA signs DNA damage response cancer deal with Artios Pharma

    Germany’s Merck KGaA has joined with UK-based Artios Pharma in a potential multi-billion dollar deal to investigate novel DNA damage response targets in cancer. The principle of DNA damage response is already being exploited by AstraZeneca and other companies with their poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor drugs. These target the inherent genetic instability in certain […]