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Industry trends in infectious vaccines dealmaking – 2009 to 2014

Posted on 02 June 2014

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Industry trends suggest that infectious vaccines research and development is an increasingly active component of healthcare business development. The last decade has witnessed a significant number of infectious vaccines partnering and M&A activity.

This article is abstracted from the recently published Infectious Vaccines Partnering Terms & Agreements report.

Vaccine partnering has been quite busy since 2009, to a peak in 2010. In 2010, over 130 infectives vaccine partnering deals were being reported in a year, before falling back slightly in recent years.

The following figure illustrates the trends in infectious vaccines partnering since 2009.

Figure 1: Infectious Vaccines partnering deal frequency 2009 to 2014








Source: Current Agreements, 2014

The leading bigpharma participants in vaccine dealmaking are GSK, Sanofi and Merck and Co. Many of the other top fifty bigpharma companies appear not to play an active role in infectives vaccine research, development and commercialization.

The leading infectives therapy sector for vaccine R&D are influenza followed by viral and HIV infectives indication – see the following figure for details.

Figure 2: Vaccine partnering deals by infectives therapeutic area – 2009 to 2014





















Source: Current Agreements, 2014

Deal headline value increases with stage of development, as unsurprisingly licensees are willing to pay more for more advanced infectives vaccine candidates.

The following is a summary of the top infectious vaccines partnering deals by headline value.

Figure 3: Top infectious vaccines deal making by headline value – 2009 to 2014







Source: Current Agreements, 2014

We expect to see an ongoing interest in infectious diseases partnering with the everyday development in vaccines technology.

This article is abstracted from the newly published Infectious Vaccines Partnering Terms & Agreements report.

The report provides a detailed understanding and analysis of how and why companies enter infecttious vaccines partnering deals.

The report provides full access to all infectious vaccines partnering deals announced since 2009.

The majority of deals are discovery stage whereby the licensee obtains a right or an option right to license the licensors vaccine technology. These deals tend to be multicomponent, starting with collaborative R&D, and commercialization of outcomes.

The Infectious Vaccines Partnering Terms & Agreements report  published by Current Partnering provides full details of over 500 infectious vaccines deals announced since 2009 and includes average deal terms including headline, upfront, milestone and royalty rates, where available. In addition, the report provides details of deals broken down by deal type, stage of development, company A-Z and technology type. More details here


The above information has been abstracted from the following resources:

Shamini Thiagarajan



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Related report: Global Infectious Diseases Partnering

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