Merck & Co Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Bolstering Its Oncology Pipeline With Acquisition Of VelosBio

Merck & Co Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has entered a definitive agreement for the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Pappas Capital’s portfolio firm VelosBio via a subsidiary to consider $2.75 billion. However, the closing of the deal is subject to approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino improvement and customary adjustments. VelosBio developing oncology therapies targeting ROR1 VelosBio is […]

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Achieves Limited Success Of Steglatro In Reducing The Risk Of Patients With Total Hospitalizations

Merck & Co., Inc.  (NYSE:MRK) reported only limited success in lowering patients’ total hospitalizations with heart failures. According to recent clinical data, Merck’s Steglatro could overall reduce cardiovascular death or total hospitalization risks by just 17% or lower the risk of the patient by 30%. In a statement, Merck said the first hospitalizations rate remains […]

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Gets FDA Nod For ZERBAXA

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved expanded use of its antibiotic to cure hospital-acquired pneumonia in people 18 years and older. This nod comes on the back of the treatment’s late-stage study data, which indicated that Zerbaxa was effective as an antibacterial drug. Zerbaxa was included […]

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) Closes A Licensing Deal With Merck & Co., Inc (NYSE:MRK)

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) has today moved forward to make an announcement regarding its signing up into some definitive agreement where it was expected to grant Merck & Co., Inc (NYSE:MRK), which is commonly referred to as MSD Animal Health beyond borders of the United States and Canada as well with the full rights to […]

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) Signs a Licensing Deal with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Animal Health

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) completes a Definitive Agreement giving Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Animal Health the rights to build up and distribute Aurinia’s patented nano-micellar cyclosporin ophthalmic solution (VOS) for treating dry eye disorders in dogs. In this agreement, the Aurinia will obtain an upfront payment and they could receive more recompense which will […]

Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN) To Acquire Rights To Migraine Drugs From Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

Earlier this week, Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN) revealed plans to acquire exclusive rights to new migraine drugs from Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). The company announced that the two had closed a $250 million deal for the drugs, and the payment will be on an upfront basis. Merck might also benefit from royalty and milestone payments […]

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Prepare for Battle over Next generation Hepatitis C drug

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) both released new data on their next generation hepatitis C combo. The competition for market share is at an all-time high. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) was the first one to release mid-stage data for its triple hepatitis C drug. The drug was combined with the […]

Juno Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:JUNO) and AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) Pair Up for new Cancer Therapy

Juno Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:JUNO) and AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) are collaborating to test their respective cancer therapies in tandem. The collaboration will combine new-fangled therapies that will use the immune system to combat tumours. Under the deal, the duo will jointly fund a Phase I study that combines Juno’s CAR-T therapy and antibodies developed by […]

Keytruda By Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Is More Effective Than Yervoy of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY),

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) will file for U.S regulatory approval for the purpose of making their drug Keytruda, marketable. The drug provides treatment for patients with lung cancer. Statistically speaking, people with lung cancer are more than those with melanoma. Moreover, Yervoy, a drug by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY), which treats melanoma has […]

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) Gains $550,000 As EMA Approves Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)’S NOXAFIL®

Boston, MA 09/29/2014 (wallstreetpr) – Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) declared that it will receive as much as $550,000 as milestone payment from Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), after the later gained approval for one of its drugs from the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Merck, which is called MSD in countries other than the U.S. and […]

Market Recap: MGM Resorts (MGM), Northstar Realty Finance (NRF) Merck & Co. (MRK)

Boston, MA 09/24/2014 (wallstreetpr) – MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) managed to edge up above 1% on Tuesday even as analysts at Wells Fargo (WFC) eventually moved to downgrade Macau stocks. The firm downgraded Macau because of the almost ever-increasing negative news concerning casino business in the Chinese gambling capital. MGM Resorts and its peers in […]

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Loses Pressure On Pharmaceutical Unit By Acquiring Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ:SIAL)

Boston, MA 09/23/2014 (wallstreetpr) – Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), the Germany-based pharmaceutical company, has offered to buy Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ:SIAL) for $17 billion. Terms Of Deal Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ:SIAL) is among the biggest manufacturers of chemicals and biological substances used in labs. The life science and high-technology Company had recorded sales of as much […]

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NSE:SUNPHARMA) Enter into a License Pact For Tildrakizumab

Boston, MA 09/22/2014 (wallstreetpr) – According to reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NSE:SUNPHARMA) have decided to enter into a worldwide licensing agreement for tildrakizumab, (MK-3222), investigational therapeutic antibody candidate of MRK. Currently, it is going through Phase 3 registration trials for the treatment of a skill element named chronic plaque […]

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NSE:SUNPHARMA) Enter Into A Licensing Agreement Worth $ 80 million for Tildrakizumab

Boston, MA 09/18/2014 (wallstreetpr) – According to reports, pharmaceutical giant Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NSE:SUNPHARMA) has decided to enter into a licensing agreement with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). The deal has been signed keeping Tildrakizumab in context. It is one of the well-acclaimed investigational therapeutic antibody candidates in the world that is to be […]