Praveen Tipirneni, Morphic CEO

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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Alexandria Real Estate Equities

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