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Alexion targets RNAi with $637m Dicerna deal

Alexion targets RNAi with $637m Dicerna deal

Bolsters pipeline ahead of Soliris patent protection loss. Alexion has signed a deal with RNAi specialists Dicerna to discover therapies for complement-mediated diseases. ... The deal gives Dicerna $22m in upfront payments and it will also eligible to

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  • Boehringer adds to pipeline again with €628m Autifony CNS deal Boehringer adds to pipeline again with €628m Autifony CNS deal

    This is the second licensing deal for Boehringer in the last few weeks, coming after it added a non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) candidate from Dicerna in a $201m deal.

  • Boehringer bolsters NASH pipeline with $201m Dicerna deal Boehringer bolsters NASH pipeline with $201m Dicerna deal

    specialist Dicerna. ... Dicerna is a US specialist in RNA interference (RNAi), a technique that switches off messenger RNA associated with specific genes and prevents them from generating their corresponding proteins.

  • 15 years since the first paper published on RNA interference 15 years since the first paper published on RNA interference

    Alnylam is also involved in collaborations with companies including Genzyme, the Medicines Company and Takeda, while other biotechs, such as Dicerna, RXi and Tekmira, all have their own programmes, demonstrating a

  • RNA interference rebirth RNA interference rebirth

    founder of RNAi company Dicerna. ... Most companies active in the RNAi field, such as Alnylam, Dicerna, RXi and big pharma players like Novartis and Merck, have elected to develop double-stranded, small interfering RNA (siRNA) oligonucleotides

  • Advancing acquisitions

    In particular, the deal between Dicerna and Kyowa Hakko, if extended from the currently agreed targets, could reach a value of $1.4bn. ... Another interesting feature of this deal is that Dicerna has secured an option to co-promotion rights.

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  • Deal Watch October 2018

    Dicerna/. Lilly. GalXC RNAi technology platform for targets in Cardiometabolic disease, neurodegeneration and pain.

  • Deal Watch - May 2017 Deal Watch - May 2017

    Intas (pharma). 106. Bain and others. Investment. Dicerna (biotech). 70. M&A without debt.

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Latest appointments

  • Dr Stephen Hoffman joins Bicycle Therapeutics Dr Stephen Hoffman joins Bicycle Therapeutics

    He is also a member of the board of directors of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and Genocea Biosciences.

  • Dicerna appoints chief financial officer Dicerna appoints chief financial officer

    US biopharmaceutical firm Dicerna has appointed Jack Green as its chief financial officer. ... Since joining the company as interim CFO, Jack's strategic and business insights have added tremendous value and will be instrumental to the continued growth

  • Bruce Peacock joins Dicerna from Ophthotech Bruce Peacock joins Dicerna from Ophthotech

    US-based biopharma company Dicerna Pharmaceuticals has appointed Bruce Peacock to its board of directors and audit committee. ... Douglas Fambrough, CEO at Dicerna, said: “Bruce Peacock is a recognised leader in the biotech industry.

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