Novo Nordisk

Genmab, Novo Nordisk partner

Monday, August 17, 2015

Genmab, a Denmark-based, publicly traded, international biotechnology company, has granted Novo Nordisk commercial licenses to use the DuoBody technology platform to create and develop bispecific antibody candidates for two therapeutic programs. The bispecific antibodies will target a disease area outside of cancer therapeutics. Genmab will receive an upfront payment of $2 million from Novo Nordisk.

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Johnson & Johnson Innovation inks 17 collaborations

Friday, June 12, 2015

Johnson & Johnson Innovation has announced 17 new collaborations with research institutions and healthcare companies, bringing the total number of collaborations formed since the 2013 launch of Johnson & Johnson Innovation to more than 200. Johnson & Johnson Innovation seeks to identify and advance scientific innovation across the Johnson & Johnson segments of Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Consumer businesses.

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New Synexus board gears up for expansion through organic growth and acquisition

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Following the completion of the management buyout of Synexus, the new board confirms its intention to expand the footprint of the company through organic growth and acquisition. Synexus, a multi-national company dedicated to the recruitment and running of clinical trials at its own research centers across the globe, intends to become a major player in the U.S., continue to expand its existing network of sites in Europe and Africa and develop a presence in Asia and South America.

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International GPCR Consortium adds Novo Nordisk and Merck

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The GPCR Consortium, an international nonprofit collaboration that comprises academic research institutes in the U.S. and China and major pharma companies around the world, has announced Novo Nordisk and Merck as new members. The companies join AmgenSanofi and Ono in the GPCR Consortium. The research funded by the GPCR Consortium currently is conducted at the Bridge Institute at the University of Southern CaliforniaShanghai Institute of Materia Medica and the iHuman Institute at ShanghaiTech University.

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Adimab, Sanofi collaborate on bispecific antibodies

Monday, February 9, 2015

Adimab, a Lebanon, N.H.-based technology company focused on the discovery of fully human antibodies and bispecifics, has announced a multi-target discovery and optimization collaboration with Sanofi. Adimab will use its proprietary platform to generate bispecific molecules against multiple targets. Sanofi will have the right to develop and commercialize all therapeutic antibodies and bispecifics resulting from the collaboration.

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Report: Pharma is improving medicines access, but progress is uneven

Monday, November 17, 2014

The world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are doing more to improve access to medicine in developing countries, with a raft of new initiatives, scale-ups and innovations over the last two years. However, the industry struggles to perform well in some practices that matter, according to the 2014 Access to Medicine Index, published by the Access to Medicine Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands that aims to advance access to medicine by encouraging the pharmaceutical industry to play a greater role in improving access to medicine in less developed countries.

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Novo Nordisk establishes obesity research unit in Seattle

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Novo Nordisk will establish a new obesity research unit in Seattle, Wash. The new unit is a result of Novo Nordisk’s increasing focus on obesity. Its main task will be to identify novel approaches and targets for obesity treatments, while increasing the scientific understanding of existing obesity targets.

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