Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) announced today that Danaher has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Aldevron, for a cash purchase price of approximately $9.6 billion. Danaher expects to finance the acquisition using cash on hand and/or proceeds from the issuance of commercial paper. View Danaher's full press release on their website.
In the News: Aruvant Partners with Aldevron to Provide Key Plasmid Raw Materials Used to Manufacture Pipeline Products
Aruvant Sciences, a private company focused on developing gene therapies for rare diseases, and Aldevron, the leading provider of high-quality plasmid DNA, mRNA and recombinant proteins necessary for vaccines, gene and cell therapy, gene editing and diagnostic applications, announced today that Aldevron will support the development of ARU-1801, Aruvant’s one-time investigational gene therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD), and ARU-2801, a one-time investigational gene therapy for hypophosphatasia (HPP). Aldevron will provide good manufacturing practice (GMP)-grade plasmid for Aruvant’s upcoming ARU-1801 pivotal trial.
In the News: Moderna and Aldevron Announce Expanded Partnership for mRNA Vaccine and Therapeutic Pipeline
Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRNA), and Aldevron have announced their expanded collaboration in support of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and additional programs in Moderna’s clinical development pipeline. Specifically, Aldevron will supply plasmid DNA to serve as the genetic template for generating the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine and other investigational programs in Moderna’s pipeline.
Aldevron hosted its first Breakthrough Symposium (BTS) in Fall 2018 with an exciting lineup of industry leaders presenting their research and how it affects the present, and the future, of finding solutions to the world’s biggest health challenges.
In the News: AAVCOVID Partner Mass Eye and Ear Releases Preclinical Data on Single-Dose, Room Temperature-Stable COVID-19 Vaccine, and Announces Grant Award.
Aldevron is excited to share an update on our partner's progress regarding their AAVCOVID vaccine program. Mass Eye and Ear's novel gene-based vaccine strategy utilizes an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector.
In the News: Aldevron Partner, Genprex Completes Manufacturing Technology Transfer for Novel Gene Therapy
Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing therapies for patients with cancer and diabetes, announced today that it has successfully completed the technology transfer of its manufacturing process for the production of REQORSA™ immunogene therapy, the company’s lead drug candidate.
Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), is collaborating with Aldevron to secure rapid neoGMP® plasmid DNA manufacturing for Ziopharm's Sleeping Beauty construct to express TCRs for treatment of solid tumors.
Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX), is collaborating with Aldevron to secure GMP plasmid DNA manufacturing capacity for Genprex's Oncoprex™ gene therapy portfolio.
The manufacturing program supports upcoming clinical trials, including Oncoprex™ in combination with Tagrisso®, which has received FDA Fast Track Designation. The collaboration with Aldevron will enable full commercial scale plasmid DNA manufacturing capabilities.