AbbVie cuts away part of its partnership with Morphic on integrin research for fibrosis
Despite a quiet few years, Morphic Therapeutic was once a buzzy biotech looking to move integrin research into the next generation. Now, a drug giant partner is quietly ditching part of its collaboration with the biotech.
AbbVie has decided to discontinue research into the αVβ6 integrin as part of a deal with Morphic dating back to 2018, the biotech said Thursday.
Snuck quietly into an earnings release, Morphic said AbbVie opted to walk on that part of the collaboration but didn’t offer any specific reason why. The company noted that research into other integrin targets is still ongoing despite the setback.
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