Big pharma, Partnering, Pharma

Big pharma, Roche starts a new venture with Inception

Posted on 24 June 2014

Tags: , , ,

Big pharma, Roche said it will partner with Inception Sciences and Versant Ventures on a new company to develop therapies for patients with multiple sclerosis.

The move is part of the Basel-based firm's efforts to diversify beyond its expertise in cancer by developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia as well as multiple sclerosis, among other neurodegenerative disorders.

Versant will provide an undisclosed amount of equity financing to the company, while Roche will fund the research based on a series of milestones, the two said in a statement.

Roche has an option to buy the partnership, dubbed Inception 5, should a first lead compound be filed as an investigational new drug (IND).

For further deal information visit Current Agreements (subscription required)



Read: more on partnering deals in pharma, biotech, life science partnering deal news, insights and glossary

Read: Big pharma deal news- latest deal news for top 50 pharma / big pharma companies

Report: Practical Guide to Finding Partners

Report: Partnering Deals and Alliances with Big Pharma

Report:  Partnering Deals and Alliances with Roche

Related reports: Oncology Partnering Terms and Agreements

View: Top 50 pharma – overview of top 50 pharmaceutical companies by revenue – partnering activity, deal news, partnering dealtalk

View: Top 50 biotech – overview of top 50 biotechnology companies by revenue – partnering activity, deal news, partnering dealtalk

View: Current Partnering’s Partnering Scorecard – view top life science partnering deals by value

View: Current Partnering’s Deal Metrics – the latest deal trend infographics for life science deal making

View: Current Partnering’s Big Pharma Deal Making Scorecard – latest trends in big pharma deal making activity

Signup: Current Partnering Dealmakers Update – weekly newsletter providing the latest life science industry deal news, deal making trends, partnering events – sign up now

Follow us on: LinkedIn Current Partnering | LinkedIn Business Development Network | @Currentpartner on Twitter

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply