The Week In... Pharma (13-17/01)
  • Posted on: 17/01/2020
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Pharma (13-17/01)

Eli Lilly completes its takeover of Dermira, Novartis and the NHS strike an ‘innovative’ cardiovascular deal, GSK’s CEO hopes to get six new drug approvals in the next year, and Aberdeen University’s Elasmogen announces it’s secured follow-on equity investment.

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Novartis, NHS strike ‘innovative’ cardiovascular deal

Novartis has announced plans to partner with the NHS in a “world-first” approach to addressing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Lilly expands dermatology portfolio with $1.1bn Dermira deal

Eli Lilly has kicked off the new year with a $1.1bn takeover of dermatology specialist Dermira, setting the pace for pharma M&A as we enter a new decade.

Genomics England, Illumina join forces on whole genome sequencing

Genomics England and Illumina have jointly announced a new agreement, which will see them deliver up to 300,000 whole genome equivalents over the next five years, with an option to increase to 500,000.

GSK’s CEO Walmsley aiming for six new approvals in 2020

GlaxoSmithKline’s CEO Emma Walmsley has said the company hopes to get at least six new drug approvals in the next year.

Elasmogen secures £2m to support next gen biologics

Aberdeen University spin-out Elasmogen has announced the securing of follow-on equity investment from Deepbridge Capital totalling £2 million, taking the company’s total investment in Elasmogen to £3.15 million.

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