Look­ing for first-in-class glo­ry, Boehringer In­gel­heim ac­quires two pre­clin­i­cal can­cer drugs from Ver­sant-backed biotech

Wad­ing deep­er in­to the next wave of im­muno-on­col­o­gy, Boehringer In­gel­heim has bought up a Ver­sant-launched pre­clin­i­cal pipeline fo­cused on the tu­mor mi­croen­vi­ron­ment.

The ac­qui­si­tion of North­ern Bi­o­log­ics — a sub­sidiary of the Toron­to-based biotech North­ern LP — po­si­tions Boehringer at the fore­front of the stro­mal bi­ol­o­gy space, the com­pa­ny said. North­ern Bi­o­log­ics will con­tin­ue plow­ing on the pre­clin­i­cal front un­til the Ger­man phar­ma takes over the clin­i­cal, reg­u­la­to­ry and com­mer­cial work.

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