Pacts In Medtech, July/August 2017
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life-sciences deals, the bimonthly Pacts In Medtech column pulls up notable technology alliances, R&D partnerships and commercial collaborations. In this edition, we highlight industry pacts that were sealed in July and August 2017.
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Nestlé Health Science has invested $23m in a joint venture it is setting up with French microbiome company Enterome. Microbiome Diagnostics Partners (MDP) will be focused on developing microbiome-based diagnostics for the assessment and management of irritable bowel disorder and liver diseases.
Eight $1bn+ alliances were penned in July. Topping the list was a potential $2.8bn deal under which Alnylam granted Roche exclusive global rights outside the US to develop and commercialize its Phase II hypertension candidate zilebesiran. The companies will co-develop zilebesiran in the US.
During Q2, biopharma merger and acquisition deal value reached $29bn and drew in $36.8bn in potential deal value from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $988m, while in vitro diagnostics and research tools players’ M&A activity totaled $450m.