ICYMI: James Sabry just signed off on a landmark first for Roche's dealmaking crew
James Sabry’s BD team at Roche has a long track record in hunting the globe for new biotech deals. But they’ve never journeyed into China before to ink a worldwide development and commercialization pact with a China-based biotech on an experimental med.
Until this week.
As Max Gelman reported yesterday, Roche fronted a new alliance with China’s Jemincare with $60 million in cash and $590 million in milestones for worldwide commercial rights to an oral androgen receptor degrader. The deal itself is fairly typical of an early-stage alliance around a promising treatment. The Shanghai-based biotech is largely unknown outside China, but this is a classic high-risk, modest upfront pact that Roche routinely inks.
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