AbbVie bails on Sosei Heptares pact for novel neurology candidates in blow to discovery outfit's A-list Rolodex
Japan’s Sosei Heptares has built a who’s who list of big-name partners looking to license the companies’ discovery-stage G protein-coupled receptors for novel neurology pathways and beyond. But with Sosei’s goal of signing two to three deals per year, there are bound to be setbacks — the most recent courtesy of pharma giant AbbVie.
AbbVie will walk away from a legacy Allergan licensing pact with Sosei due to “pipeline decisions” that will leave Sosei’s muscarinic agonist candidates for schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and other neurological conditions seeking a new home, the companies said Tuesday.
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