Asia Deal Watch: Astellas Begins 2023 Signing Rare Disease Tie-Ups With Selecta, Twist
Evopoint and Kaken also ring in the new year with multiple deals. Biocytogen licenses antibodies against a specified target derived from its RenMice platform technology to Hansoh Pharma.
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Struggling antibiotic company will go privare under the agreement. Bayer will employ Acuitas's liquid nanoparticle technology in gene therapies developed by subsidiary Asklepios.
Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories would take over migraine candidate STS101, now under FDA review. Blue Water Vaccines to pick up BPH drug from Veru.
Despite facing two clinical holds for its gene therapy candidates, Astellas is committed to proceeding with R&D projects in this modality. Outgoing CEO Kenji Yasukawa says technical challenges have motivated the firm's recent deals with academia and bioventures, and also provided updates on other key pipeline assets in the second part of this exclusive interview with Scrip.