Thomson Reuters Unveils Nominees For The Top BioPharma Deals Of The Year

PHILADELPHIA, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leader in intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced the nominees for the Allicense 2016 Breakthrough Awards, honoring the leading deals of 2015 in Biopharmaceutical Licensing and in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A).

The awardsto be determined by public votewill be presented on Wednesday, June 8 at Allicense in San Francisco, California. Allicense is an annual event that brings together the industry's leading minds from the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Financial communities to tackle today's most relevant issues and shape the future of dealmaking. Allicense is the only event where 200+ qualified dealmakers focus exclusively on key issues facing the industry.

This year's nominees include five contenders in each of the two categories, and were determined using Thomson Reuters Recap, a deal maker's solution that offers rapid insight and reports for biopharmaceutical key business development and licensing decisions.

Members of the biopharmaceutical community are invited to vote for the top breakthrough deals in each category until 3:45 PM on Wednesday, June 8.

The nominees are:


Licensee & Licenser


Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology to discover and develop new treatment for genetic diseases

Gilead Sciences and Galapagos

Galapagos' filgotinib targeting rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory disease

Pfizer and Heptares Therapeutics

Develop novel drugs targeting GPCR against therapeutic indications

AstraZeneca/Medlmmune and Innate Pharma

IPH2201, an anti-NKG2A humanized IgG4 antibody in immuno-oncology

Sanofi/Genzyme and Voyager Therapeutics

Adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene therapies for severe CNS disorders




Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Synageva BioPharma


Acerta Pharma

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals

Roche Pharma

Foundation Medicine


Quanticel Pharmaceuticals

"The role of M&A, licensing and partnering continues to be a prominent mechanism to address the many challenges facing the global pharmaceutical industry," said Richard Harrison, Chief Scientific Officer, Intellectual Property & Science, Thomson Reuters. "The nominees for our Allicense 2016 Breakthrough Awards represent the top deal-makers of this landmark year.  We look forward to seeing who the biopharma community decides has made the biggest impact on the industry this year."

Visit, to cast your vote, register for the event, and learn more details behind the nominations.

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