A look at biotech’s most valued upartnered assets sees new entries from Allakos and some Covid-19 projects.
Sobi picking up rights to Apellis’s complement factor C3 inhibitor adds to earlier deals focused on C5, D and anti-FcRn antibodies.
SEL-212 fails to beat Krystexxa in phase II, but why did Sobi pay $100m for the asset in June and then put it into phase III?
On the corporate front Astellas continued to buy, while Qiagen decided that it was not, after all, up for sale.
Novo Nordisk took an early step towards genome editing with yesterday’s Bluebird tie-up, and isn’t ruling out a move into conventional gene therapies.
Megadeals flattered the biopharma M&A scene in the first half of 2019, but the numbers took a nose dive in the third-quarter.