Amgen offers to swallow Denmark-based drug discovery partner in $167M deal
Amgen is offering to buy its Copenhagen-based partner Nuevolution — popular with Big Pharma leagues for its drug discovery engine — for about $167 million.
Nuevolution first tied up with the large US biotech in 2016 to work on finding fresh cancer and neuroscience drugs for Amgen, in a deal that made it eligible to receive up to $410 million in developmental milestones for any therapy that makes it across the finish line. In 2018, Amgen opted-in on two programmes and is now covering development costs, and can exercises its option to license the candidates.
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