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Novartis signs $90m deal with Oxford BioMedica

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UK-based biotech Oxford BioMedica is working with Novartis in a transformational deal for the firm worth $90 million to develop and manufacture cancer treatments.

This new collaboration builds upon a previous development contract between the firms dating back to May last year, which introduced a £4m pact centering around viral lentivectors.

Cancer Vaccines

Cancer Vaccines

Novartis buys into Transgene's lung cancer candidate

French biotech company Transgene has signed a deal with Novartis for the future development and marketing of its potential lung cancer treatment.

Novartis has paid $10 million to gain exclusive rights to the targeted immunotherapy product, TG4010, which is set to enter a crucial phase IIb/III clinical trial by the end of 2010.

The deal could give Transgene a further €700 million ($950 million) if the drug reaches the market, plus royalties on sales.

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