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UPDATED: AbbVie partners with Google's Calico on $1.5B R&D operation focused on aging

Hot on the heels of its $805 million development deal with Infinity, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals has followed up today with a plan to partner with Google's closely watched biotech upstart Calico on a new research operation that will cost up to $1.5 billion to get started.

BioTime enters academic collaborations to advance its hydrogel for vocal fold scarring

BioTime is entering into a partnership with the University of Wisconsin and Belgium's Louvain University to develop the company's hydrogel-based treatment for vocal fold scarring.

AbbVie ties the knot with Infinity in $805M blood cancer collaboration

AbbVie has agreed to hand over $275 million upfront to Infinity Pharmaceuticals in exchange for rights to develop and commercialize duvelisib, its oral PI3k-delta/gamma inhibitor for blood cancers. And the blockbuster-size deal for Infinity's lead program comes with $530 million in potential milestones.

Cenix lands an early-phase deal with BASF's Metanomics

German CRO Cenix BioScience has signed a deal with a BASF subsidiary to help ferret out new biomarkers, focusing on the growing field of metabolomics.

CRO Onyx signs up to help CRUK handle cancer R&D

Cancer Research UK has enlisted contract drugmaker Onyx Scientific to pitch in on some of its early research projects, handling development and manufacturing for clinical trials.

Catalent lends its weight to an armed-antibody cancer candidate

Drug developer Catalent is teaming up with biomarker outfit Minomic International to get a new prostate cancer treatment into the clinic, tapping its expertise in crafting targeted oncology treatments.

Advaxis teams up with Merck to test its vaccine in prostate cancer

Just over a month after striking an immunotherapy pact with AstraZeneca, New Jersey biotech Advaxis is back with another Big Pharma agreement. This time, the company will be teaming up with Merck to test its cancer vaccine, ADXS-PSA, in combination with the latter's checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab.

Vascular device drug delivery company surpasses VC goal

Advanced Catheter Therapies' venture capital funding round has been oversubscribed, reflecting investor interest in the company's Occlusion Perfusion Catheter for localized drug delivery in the peripheral vasculature.

Pfizer and Merck extend heavyweight immuno-oncology pact to lung cancer

Merck and Pfizer have struck a deal to add the immuno-oncology superstar pembrolizumab to Xalkori for ALK-positive cases of advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Merck and Advaxis forge another no-money-down IO development pact

Almost exactly one year after Daniel O'Connor was named CEO at Advaxis, he celebrated the personal milestone with the latest in a string of deals. Pharma giant Merck stepped up with a no-strings-attached immuno-oncology development pact for pembrolizumab, one of the hot new checkpoint inhibitors promising a groundbreaking new approach to treating a wide variety of cancers.