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Cidara Enters Collaboration With Janssen

April 27, 2021

Cooley advised biotechnology company Cidara Therapeutics on its exclusive worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to develop and commercialize Cidara’s Cloudbreak antiviral conjugates for the prevention and treatment of seasonal and pandemic influenza. Partners Jane Adams and Tanisha James led the Cooley team advising Cidara.

Under the terms of the collaboration, Cidara will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the first influenza antiviral conjugates, CD388, into the clinic and through phase 2 clinical development, and Janssen will be responsible for late-stage development, manufacturing, registration and global commercialization. Cidara will receive a $27 million upfront payment and will be eligible to receive up to $753 million in budgeted research and development funding and in development, regulatory and commercial milestones, plus tiered royalties on worldwide sales. 

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Jane Adams
Partner, San Diego
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto

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Cidara Enters Collaboration With Janssen

April 26, 2021

Cooley advised biotechnology company Cidara Therapeutics on its exclusive worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to develop and commercialize Cidara’s Cloudbreak antiviral conjugates for the prevention and treatment of seasonal and pandemic influenza. Partners Jane Adams and Tanisha James led the Cooley team advising Cidara.

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Jane Adams
Partner, San Diego
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto

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Forbius Agrees to Sell to Bristol Myers Squibb

August 25, 2020

Cooley advised Forbius – a clinical-stage protein engineering company that designs and develops biotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer and fibrotic diseases – on its agreement to sell to Bristol Myers Squibb. Barbara Borden, Marya Postner and Rowook Park led the Cooley team advising Forbius. 

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Rowook Park
Partner, San Diego
Barbara Borden
Partner, San Diego
Rajdeep Roger Bains
Associate, San Diego
David Dalton
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Lindsey O'Crump
Associate, Washington, DC
Marya Postner
Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Tuscan
Partner, Washington, DC
Aaron Pomeroy
Partner, Colorado
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Dionne A. Thomas
Associate, San Diego
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Jane Adams
Partner, San Diego
Jeffery Wyzykowski
Patent Agent, Washington, DC
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Steve Cuss
Associate, London
Tanya Heare-Rowlands
Special Counsel, London

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals Enters Collaboration Agreement with Janssen Biotech

January 29, 2015

San Diego – Cooley advised Ionis Pharmaceuticals on a global collaboration, option and license agreement with Janssen Biotech to discover and develop antisense drugs to treat autoimmune disorders of the GI tract.

Pursuant to the agreement, Ionis will receive $35 million in up-front payments for three programs, including a payment to initiate human lead optimization on the first collaboration target. Isis is also eligible to receive nearly $800 million in development, regulatory and sales milestone payments and license fees for the programs.

Ionis is the leader in antisense drug discovery and development, exploiting a proven, novel drug discovery platform designed to generate a pipeline of first-in-class drugs.

Partner Jane Adams, a member of Cooley's life sciences partnering and licensing group, led the Cooley team that advised Ionis Pharmaceuticals on the collaboration.

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