Servier to buy Danish cancer biotech

April 6, 2020

French pharma company Servier has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Symphogen, a leading antibody discovery company, to boost its antibody capabilities and leverage its R&D pipeline.

The two companies have been engaged in a strategic immuno-oncology collaboration for more than two years now. Under the terms of the new agreement, Servier will gain full ownership of Symphogen’s proprietary pipeline of oncology and immuno-oncology programs and Symphogen’s antibody discovery and development platform.

Following completion of the deal, Symphogen will become Servier’s antibody center of excellence for its therapeutic areas. Symphogen will operate as a standalone organization within the Servier Group, maintain its headquarters in Ballerup, Denmark, and continue to rely on its current employees.

Neither party disclosed financial details of the deal.

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