More News! Trump targets Pharma, €1B Deal for Ipsen, & a Hep B update

Try as we might, we can’t cover all the biotech news out there! Here’s a roundup of news that didn’t make the cut this week.


  • Allergan has kicked off the new year with acquisitions in Parkinson’s and GI diseases
  • Newron has taken its business to Australia and New Zealand through a new partnership
  • Kymab collected €8.5M from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate its infectious disease program
  • Ipsen is shelling out up to €1B for Merrimack’s pancreatic cancer treatment, Onivyde

Vladimir Wrangel

  • Gilead’s Hepatitis B treatment, Vemlidy (Tenofovir Alafenamide), is coming to Europe, the first of its kind in almost a decade
  • Antiviral research from Haplogen and Evotec has been published in Nature, spotlighting a new target

Lisa Hagan

  • Though ‘promise’ loses its meaning in the context of the American President-Elect, The Donald is threatening to slash drug prices.

Shar Pei or Towel?


Images from Sharp, Les Palenik, Vladimir Wrangel and Lisa Hagan /

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