Pacts In Medtech: Myriad/Pfizer Deal Headlines Oncology-Heavy List Of Deals In September And October
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa's premium source for tracking life-sciences deals, the bimonthly Pacts In Medtech feature highlights notable technology alliances, R&D partnerships and commercial collaborations. This edition covers industry pacts that were sealed in September and October 2018.
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Myriad Genetics, Inc. and Pfizer Inc. signed an agreement to promote Myriad's BRACAnalysis CDx test, currently under US FDA review, as a companion diagnostic for Pfizer's investigational breast cancer drug, talazoparib.
Digital Surgery, a London-based developer of surgical artificial intelligence, analytics, digital education and training solutions, will join Medtronic’s surgical robotics business within its minimally invasive therapies group.
In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight's managing editor Marion Webb talks with deputy editor Reed Miller about his recent story on Abiomed's plan to counter unfavorable studies of its Impella heart pump.
[Editor's note: This article was updated on 14 February 2020 to clarify that Abiomed has invested more than $100m over the past five years in clinical research on the Impella heart pump platform. Abiomed has not committed to spend another $100m on new physician education and communication programs.]