Texcell acquisition of Vivo Science underscores the shifting Biopharma Contract Services landscape

Texcell, a French provider of biosafety contract services, recently acquired German company Vivo Science GmbH, a GLP/GMP compliant contract research test facility specialising in toxicology, immunology & virology in vivo

Thermo Fisher to Acquire FEI Company for $4.2B

Thermo Fisher Scientific have further cemented their reputation as a serial acquirer with the purchase of FEI Company for approximately $4.2B in cash. Oregon-based FEI Company are world leaders in

Cell Therapy Ltd grants Japanese Licence for its Heart Regeneration Medicine to Daiichi Sankyo

Welsh stem cell company Cell Therapy Ltd. has granted Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo a license for Heartcel™, its promising cardiac regeneration medicine. Under the conditions of the deal, Daiichi Sankyo

Evolution Infographic: The Rise & Diversification of Biologics

For our latest Data Visualisation project, the Evolution Global Team analysed historical new drug approval statistics and the current clinical trials pipeline to identify trends that highlight the rise and

To CRISPR or not to CRISPR: The Ongoing Ethical Debate Surrounding Embryonic Gene Editing

The UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has given the go-ahead for a select group of Francis Crick Institute researchers to edit the genomes of human embryos. The group,

Evolution Analysis: ACD Bio & Leica Biosystems Expand RNAscope Diagnostics Partnership

Advanced Cell Diagnostics and Leica Biosystems have announced a comprehensive partnership to develop and commercialise tissue-based diagnostic tests based on ACD’s RNAscope in situ hybridisation (ISH) assays and Leica’s clinical

Evolution M&A Analysis: Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix for $1.3 billion

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) have announced an agreement to acquire Affymetrix (NASDAQ:AFFX) for approximately $1.3 billion, or $14.00 per share, in cash. The acquisition was unanimously approved by the boards

Evolution Analysis – Google, Sanofi, Novartis and the Race to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes

On August 31, 2015 Google Life Sciences and French pharma giant Sanofi announced that the two companies will work together on new digital technology and tools for the treatment of

Evolution Biopharma IPO Analysis featured on Forbes

Evolution’s 2015 Biopharmaceutical IPO Analysis was featured in a recent article on Forbes. Science & Business correspondent Arlene Weintraub’s article, titled “Will Wall Street Volatility Dampen The Sizzling Biotech IPO

Evolution Infographic – An Analysis of 2015 Therapeutic IPOs

In the first half of 2015 fifty therapeutics companies finalised their IPOs, raising over $5.17 billion across multiple global exchanges. Evolution Global Talent Attraction analysed the therapeutic targets and IPO

Evolution Infographic – An Analysis of Biopharmaceutical Production in EMEA

Evolution Global Talent Attraction’s latest market research report looks at the capacity and content of biopharmaceutical production in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rather than publish a lengthy report,

Record-setting IPO for cancer immunotherapy company NantKwest

NantKwest, Inc. (formerly known as Conkwest, Inc.), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on harnessing the power of the innate immune system by using the natural killer cell to treat cancer,

Charles River Labs to Acquire Rapid Bacterial Detection System Provider Celsis International

Preclinical CRO Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Celsis International Ltd. for $212 million in cash, subject

Celgene & Juno Therapeutics announce landmark deal for CAR-T Cancer Therapies

Celgene and Juno Therapeutics have announced a decade long collaboration to advance potentially groundbreaking immunotherapies for patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases. The two companies will leverage T cell therapeutic

Genentech and Regeneron win Thomson Reuters Allicense Awards for Top BioPharma Deals of the Year

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters recently honoured Genentech Partnering and Seragon, and Regeneron and Avalanche with the Allicense 2015 Breakthrough Award for Deals of the Year.