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Recon: France’s Dassault to Buy Medidata for $5.8B

Posted 12 June 2019 | By Michael Mezher 

Recon: France’s Dassault to Buy Medidata for $5.8B

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.
In Focus: US
  • Move Over, Martin Shkreli: This Pharma Exec Is Accused Of Fixing Prices On 107 Drugs (Forbes)
  • Daily HIV Prevention Pill Urged for Healthy People at Risk (AP) (CNBC)
  • J&J ‘Did Everything’ to Push Opioids, Oklahoma Witness Says (Bloomberg)
  • Judge holds up Teva's $85M opioid settlement, sinking shares back to pre-2000 levels (Fierce) (Law360-$)
  • Accidental court filing reveals Novartis' kickback settlement talks: report (Fierce)
  • Bain’s biotech team has created a $1B-plus fund — with an eye to more Big Pharma spinouts (Endpoints)
  • Next up for KRAS-blocking cancer drug fans: a hugely important data reveal from Mirati Therapeutics (STAT)
  • Intermountain, Amgen subsidiary to launch DNA study of 500,000 patients (STAT)
In Focus: International
  • French tech giant Dassault to buy Medidata in $5.8B deal (CNBC) (Reuters) (Financial Times)
  • Genome sequencing 'revolution' in diagnosis of sick children (BBC)
  • Sobi buys rare-disease drug emapalumab, zooms in on hematology and immunology (Reuters) (Fierce)
  • With Vertex and NHS still deadlocked, British pharma lobby touts industry's cooperation on pricing (Fierce)
  • An Interview With MHRA’s Outgoing Device Director: Biggest Regulatory Challenge is Software Safety (Focus)
  • EMD Serono allies with ‘free sequencing’ firm Nebula (PMLive) (mobihealthnews)
  • WHO emergency committee to meet on Ebola on Friday: statement (Reuters)
  • Two more cases of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO (Reuters)
  • Congo declares measles epidemic after it kills more than Ebola (Reuters)
  • Oral Novo Nordisk diabetes drug poses no more heart risk than placebo: study (Reuters)
  • China’s NMPA reports major decrease in medical device approvals (Emergo)
  • Canada Moves To Boost Biosimilar Market (Pink Sheet-$)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • ‘Slower Than Expected’: FDA Tries to Prep Stem Cell Clinics for Upcoming Enforcement (Focus)
  • Hospitals Rely on FDA-Designated Outsourcing Facilities for Compounded Drugs, OIG Finds (Focus)
  • Prelude Therapeutics nabs $60M series B, gains biopharma veteran as CMO (Fierce) (Endpoints)
  • Look here, FDA: Eli Lilly touts Olumiant safety data for unapproved high dose (Fierce)
  • UMD Joins the Race to Create a Universal Flu Vaccine, with a Patented Innovative Delivery Technique (UMD)
  • Fresh analysis spotlights cardio benefit of J&J's Invokana in diabetes patients without history of CV disease (Endpoints)
  • UPDATED: ADC Therapeutics beefs up monster $200M round with fresh $76M haul (Endpoints)
  • USP Rivalry With US FDA Over Compendial Standards Provision Busts Into Open Legislative Fight (Pink Sheet-$)
  • FDA Warns Taiwan Drugmaker Over GMP Violations (Focus)
  • US FDA Makes Flexibility Look Routine In TB Drug Review, But Not Everyone Is Pleased (Pink Sheet-$)
  • A Tale Of Two Advisory Panels: The Divergent Fates Of Pretomanid And Plazomicin (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Roche Outlines Use Of Real-World Evidence In Entrectinib NDA (Pink Sheet-$)
  • FDA hammers yet another Aurobindo plant for flawed data integrity (Fierce)
  • Nanobody approval gives domain antibodies a boost (Nature)
  • Synlogic, Ginkgo expand synthetic biology research pact (Fierce) (Endpoints)
  • Cosentyx shows efficacy in key manifestations of psoriatic arthritis (PharmaTimes)
  • Boehringer, Lilly present positive Trajenta results at ADA (PharmaTimes)
  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Associated With Designated New Animal Drugs for Minor Use and Minor Species (FDA)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings & Designations
  • Pfizer Announces Results from XELJANZ® XR (tofacitinib) ORAL Shift Study, The First Phase 3b/4 Study to Evaluate Methotrexate Withdrawal with a JAK Inhibitor (Press)
  • FDA Grants Priority Review to Genentech’s Rituxan (Rituximab) in Children with Two Rare Blood Vessel Disorders (Press)
  • Certara’s Simcyp PBPK Modeling and Simulation Technology Achieves First FDA Virtual Bioequivalence Approval for ‘Complex’ Generic Drug (Press)
  • New Phase 2 Clinical Trial Results Continue to Demonstrate Potential Clinical Benefit of IMV’s DPX-Survivac in Combination with Merck’s Keytruda in Patients with DLBCL (Press)
  • BioInvent Publishes First Clinical Data From BI-1206 Phase l/lla Trials (Press)
  • Epizyme Announces Conference Call to Discuss Phase 2 Tazemetostat Follicular Lymphoma Data (Press)
  • Concert Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Results from Phase 1 Studies Evaluating CTP-692 in Healthy Volunteers (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Medtronic and IBM Release Sweet Insights on Sugar.IQ (MDDI)
  • Class 1 Device Recall IntraClude IntraAortic Occlusion Device (FDA)
  • Boston Scientific closes $465m Vertiflex buy (MassDevice)
  • Nuvectra seeks another FDA nod for spinal cord stimulation system (MassDevice)
  • HistoSonics touts first-in-human study results (MassDevice)
  • EmCyte Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance for its PureBMC® Supraphysiologic Concentrating System (Press)
  • Applied BioCode Obtains FDA Clearance of the Roche MagNA Pure 96 Extraction System for its Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • Senators want to know if HHS money went to Chinese genomics firms (STAT)
  • Attempt to repeal abortion funding ban struck down (Politico)
  • Medical Device Maker ACell Inc. Pleads Guilty and Will Pay $15 Million to Resolve Criminal Charges and Civil False Claims Allegations (DoJ)
  • Statement on FDA’s scientific work to understand per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food, and findings from recent FDA surveys (FDA)
  • Lack Of Proof Dooms Bayer Contraceptive MDL, Judge Says (Law360-$)
  • J&J Unit Seeks Kirkland's Pfizer Docs In Antitrust Fight (Law360-$)
  • Missouri Federal Court Finds No Specific Jurisdiction over Kansas Knee Implant (Drug & Device Law)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • EU MDR: Germany and Ireland Express Concerns (Focus)
  • EC Selects Four UDI Issuing Entities (Focus)
  • US-EU Mutual Recognition Pact Adds Luxembourg, Netherlands (Focus)
  • Roche’s Tecentriq added to UK early access scheme in SCLC (PharmaLetter-$)
  • Non-Executive Directors to join Agency (MHRA)
  • A Prescription for Canada: Achieving Pharmacare for All (Health Canada)
  • TGA assessed claim for assessed listed and registered complementary medicines (TGA)
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