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Gracell Biotechnologies Agrees to Acquisition by AstraZeneca for up to $1.2 Billion

December 26, 2023

Cooley advised Gracell Biotechnologies, a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing innovative cell therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by AstraZeneca.

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Natasha Leskovsek
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Rena Kaminsky
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Stella Sarma
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Christine Graham
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Andrew Epstein
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Dillon Martinson
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Ajay Athavale
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Amanda Griggs
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Sara Kim
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Patrick Sharma
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Carmot Therapeutics Enters Definitive Merger Agreement With Roche

December 3, 2023

Cooley advised Carmot Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing therapeutics for people living with metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes, on its definitive merger agreement in which Roche will acquire Carmot.

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Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
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Christopher Kimball
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Tracy Rubin
Partner, Palo Alto
Phil Mitchell
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Charlie Kim
Partner, San Diego
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
J. Brian Stalter
Special Counsel, New York
Jennifer Shanley
Special Counsel, New York
Grant Schweikert
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Dani Nazemian
Special Counsel, San Diego
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Stacey A. Bradford
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Sangitha Palaniappa
Associate, Palo Alto
Tyler McClure
Associate, San Francisco
Rubin Waranch
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Melissa Meza
Associate, San Diego
Jameson Davis
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Alexander Ellebracht
Associate, Palo Alto
Mor Agam
Associate, New York
Athina Gaki
Associate, Brussels
Andy Zachrich
Associate, San Diego
Dionne A. Thomas
Associate, San Diego
Umer Chaudhry
Associate, Washington, DC
Jane Jun
Associate, Palo Alto
Samara Zaifman
Associate, Palo Alto
Carly E. Gibbons
Associate, Chicago
Claire Norman
Associate, Palo Alto
Anitha Anne
Associate, San Francisco
Kristina Krasnikova
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Hitesh Patel
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TriSalus Life Sciences Completes Merger With MedTech Acquisition Corporation

August 16, 2023

Cooley advised TriSalus Life Sciences, an oncology company with a focus on treatments for patients with liver and pancreatic tumors, on its merger with MedTech Acquisition Corporation.

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Associate, San Francisco
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Ryan Montgomery
Special Counsel, Boston
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Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
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Of Counsel, Washington, DC
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Partner, New York
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
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Associate, San Francisco
Sarah Sellers
Partner, New York
Lei Shen
Partner, Chicago
Kristin R. Marshall
Associate, Washington, DC
Vince Sampson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Ehijele Olumese
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Darren DeStefano
Partner, Reston
Darren DeStefano
Partner, Reston
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Tentarix Biotherapeutics Announces Three Collaborations, Plus Acquisition Options With Gilead Sciences

August 15, 2023

Cooley advised Tentarix Biotherapeutics and three of its subsidiaries on three multiyear collaborations with Gilead Sciences.

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Charity Williams
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Associate, Washington, DC
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Tom Coll
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Travere Sells Bile Acid Product Portfolio to Mirum

July 18, 2023

Cooley advised Travere Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, on its definitive agreement to sell its bile acid product portfolio to Mirum Pharmaceuticals.

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Jacqueline Grise
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David Burns
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
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Natasha Leskovsek
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Cara Buchicchio
Associate, New York
Tony P. Guan
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