The new Cinderella story: Cancer powerhouse Genentech lines up an NK alliance with Affimed loaded with billions in biobucks
Eight years after little Affimed was founded in Germany, it’s become the new Cinderella of the global biotech scene, with Genentech playing the role of Prince Charming — offering the keys to the kingdom and a glass R&D slipper that seems to fit just right.
The little German biotech Affimed $AFMD has snagged a $96 million upfront and near-term financing opportunities to partner with the powerhouse cancer team at Genentech on its natural killer cell platform for cancer. And the bargaining table is weighed down with up to $5 billion in biobucks in exchange for a mother lode of milestones and royalties.
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