BMS Is Latest To Join Synthetic Lethality Bandwagon With Volastra Deal
Deal Snapshot: The drug maker is betting $30m up front and up to $1.1bn in milestone fees for an increasingly popular approach to oncology drug development.
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Private Company Edition: After just seven venture capital rounds of $100m or more in January and February, five have been announced already in March, including a $200m series A round for Cargo Therapeutics, Chroma Medicine’s $135m series B financing and $112m for Noema’s series B.
With only weeks to go in 2022, the three major pharmas each had inked between 16 and 20 deals. Meanwhile, Pfizer has been less busy with 12 deals, but those include M&A totaling $18.2bn.
Roche is paying $125m upfront to in-license potential blockbuster lead candidate camonsertib from Repare, which calls it a best-in-class ATR inhibitor and has the chance to opt back in on US commercialization.