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Amgen and Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals announce two cardiovascular collaborations

AmgenAmgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced two license and collaboration agreements to develop and commercialize RNA interference (RNAi) therapies for cardiovascular disease. These are the first programs to utilize Arrowhead's proprietary subcutaneous RNAi delivery platform. RNAi molecules may be designed to target and shut down specific gene products that contribute to various diseases.
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Sandoz invites young entrepreneurs to enter #SandozHACk, a global competition to help solve healthcare access challenges

NovartisSandoz, the Novartis generic and biosimilar pharmaceutical division, announces the launch of Sandoz HACk - Healthcare Access Challenge - a global competition to generate innovative ideas and solutions to help tackle some of the world's most pressing healthcare access problems. The competition is open for entries until November 30, 2016.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb and Nektar Therapeutics announce oncology clinical collaboration to evaluate the combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) and NKTR-214

Bristol-Myers SquibbBristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq:NKTR) today announced a new clinical collaboration to evaluate Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo (nivolumab) with Nektar's investigational medicine, NKTR-214, as a potential combination treatment regimen in five tumor types and seven potential indications.
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Pfizer decides remaining one company best positions company to maximize future value creation

PfizerPfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced that, after an extensive evaluation, the company's Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team have determined the company is best positioned to maximize future shareholder value creation in its current structure and will not pursue splitting Pfizer Innovative Health and Pfizer Essential Health into two, separate publicly traded companies at this time.
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Novel Novartis malaria compound shows potential to be effective against infections resistant to all currently available antimalarial drugs

NovartisNovartis has published proof of concept study results in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that its new antimalarial compound, KAF156, demonstrated activity against both vivax and falciparum malaria, including artemisinin-resistant parasites.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb awards first "Golden Tickets" for LabCentral to PanTher, Suono Bio

Bristol-Myers SquibbBristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and LabCentral, an innovative, shared laboratory space designed as a launch pad for life-sciences and biotech startups, today announced that PanTher and Suono Bio are the winners of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Golden Tickets for LabCentral. As a platinum sponsor of LabCentral, Bristol-Myers Squibb can select up to two innovative life-sciences and biotech startup companies per year of active sponsorship for "Golden Tickets," which underwrite the cost of one lab bench for one year in LabCentral's Kendall Square facility.
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Abbott to sell Abbott Medical Optics to Johnson & Johnson for $4.325 billion

AbbottAbbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that it will sell Abbott Medical Optics, its vision care business, to Johnson & Johnson for $4.325 billion in cash. Abbott's vision business has products in areas including cataract surgery, laser vision correction (LASIK) and corneal care products (contact solution, eye drops, etc.).
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