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Novartis gets access to UPenn's immunotherapies and technology

Executive Summary

Novartis AG has teamed up with the University of Pennsylvania to develop cellular immunotherapies for cancer. The Big Pharma gets exclusive rights to UPenn’s chimeric antigen receptor technologies as well as the drug candidates that result from its use, including CART19 which targets the CD19 protein. It was discovered by the university's Carl June, MD, and is expected to start Phase II in Q4 2012.

Deal Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
    • Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy
    • Immuno-Oncology
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Alliance
    • R&D and Marketing (Licensing)

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