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Radionetics Oncology Announces Strategic Agreement With Eli Lilly

July 1, 2024

Cooley advised Radionetics Oncology, a biotechnology company discovering and developing novel small molecule G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-targeted radiopharmaceuticals to treat a broad range of solid tumors, on the formation of a strategic agreement with Eli Lilly to take forward Radionetics’ proprietary GPCR-targeting small molecule radiopharmaceuticals. Under the terms of the agreement, Radionetics received a $140 million up-front cash payment. Additionally, Lilly obtained the exclusive right to acquire Radionetics for $1 billion upon conclusion of an exercise period.

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Rama Padmanabhan
Partner, San Diego
Charity Williams
Partner, San Diego
Jenny Ge
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Chen Chen
Associate, Palo Alto
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
David Burns
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Andrew Epstein
Special Counsel, Seattle
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Ajay Athavale
Associate, San Francisco
Jonathan Kaufman
Associate, Palo Alto
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Edmond Lay
Associate, San Diego
Jeremy Gentile
Associate, San Diego
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto
Breanna Qin
Associate, Palo Alto
Megan Drill
Associate, San Diego
Daniel Gillon
Associate, San Diego
Jack Whitaker
Associate, San Diego
Patricia Myers
Paralegal Specialist, Colorado

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ProfoundBio Announces $1.8 Billion Acquisition by Genmab

April 3, 2024

Cooley advised ProfoundBio, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel antibody-drug conjugate therapeutics for patients with cancer, on its definitive agreement to be acquired for $1.8 billion in an all-cash transaction by Genmab (NASDAQ: GMAB), a dual-listed, international biotechnology company that creates and develops differentiated antibody therapeutics to fight against cancer and other serious diseases.

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Rama Padmanabhan
Partner, San Diego
Patrick Loofbourrow
Partner, Singapore
Rowook Park
Partner, San Diego
Ruomu Li
Partner, Shanghai
Jenny Ge
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Izzy Lubarsky
Partner, New York
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Sonia Nath
Partner, Washington, DC
Jean Park
Partner, New York
Lei Shen
Partner, Chicago
Stacey A. Bradford
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Jeff Goldman
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Amy Hallman Rice
Special Counsel, San Diego
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Bin Wang
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Andrew Bae
Associate, Washington, DC
Julia R. Brinton
Associate, Washington, DC
Megan Drill
Associate, San Diego
Mari Dugas
Associate, Washington, DC
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Joyce Li
Associate, Chicago
Jiqiang Lin
Associate, New York
Tyler McClure
Associate, San Francisco
Ivy Wang
Associate, Shanghai
Monica Xu
Counsel, Shanghai
Freddy Yip
Associate, Hong Kong
Zhijing Yu
Associate, Singapore
Andy Zachrich
Associate, San Diego
Letian Wei
Legal Consultant, Shanghai
Sherlyn Qu
Legal Consultant, Shanghai

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Brii Biosciences Announces Agreements to Acquire VBI Vaccines’ IP Rights in BRII-179

February 14, 2024

Cooley advised Brii Biosciences on its agreements with VBI Vaccines (NASDAQ: VBIV) to ensure expansion and control of future clinical and commercial supplies of BRII-179, a late-stage clinical asset in Brii Bio’s hepatitis B virus functional cure portfolio. With operations in major biotechnology centers in the US and China, Brii Bio (HKSE: 2137) is a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed biotechnology company developing therapies to improve patient health and choice across diseases with high unmet needs.

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Yiming Liu
Partner in Charge – Shanghai, Shanghai
Rama Padmanabhan
Partner, San Diego
Rajdeep Roger Bains
Associate, San Diego
Jason Savich
Partner, San Francisco
Lila Hope
Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Klein
Partner, New York
Michelle Garcia Schulman
Partner, Reston
Matthew S. Scarano
Associate, San Diego
Jameson Davis
Associate, Boston
Kaiting Yang
Associate, Hong Kong
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Jeffrey J. Tolin
Partner, New York
Michael Yu
Partner in Charge – Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Robert Eisenbach
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Rena Kaminsky
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Olya Antle
Associate, Washington, DC
Adrienne Beaudoin Deshmukh
Associate, Reston
Yoni Horn
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Lunga Su
Associate, Shanghai
Yiying Wang
Associate, Shanghai

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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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Rama Padmanabhan
Partner, San Diego
Rowook Park
Partner, San Diego
Izzy Lubarsky
Partner, New York
Brittany K. Wightman
Associate, San Diego
Rajdeep Roger Bains
Associate, San Diego
Will Cai
Partner, Hong Kong
Patrick Loofbourrow
Partner, Singapore
Jie Zhang
Partner, Hong Kong
Hilda Li
Associate, Hong Kong
Samantha Zhang
Associate, Singapore
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Charity Williams
Partner, San Diego
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Lei Shen
Partner, Chicago
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Rena Kaminsky
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Andrew Epstein
Special Counsel, Seattle
Dillon Martinson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Ajay Athavale
Associate, San Francisco
Amanda Griggs
Associate, New York
Sara Kim
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Eileen Leman
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Sarah Oliai
Associate, Washington, DC

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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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Matt Browne
Partner, San Diego
Rama Padmanabhan
Partner, San Diego
Rajdeep Roger Bains
Associate, San Diego
Alexander Gefter
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Brett Dovman
Associate, San Diego
Jayden Martinez
Associate, Colorado
Pitrina Gilger
Associate, San Diego
Carlos Ramirez
Partner, San Diego
Mischi a Marca
Partner, San Francisco
Matthew S. Scarano
Associate, San Diego
Margaret Barreto
Associate, San Francisco
Jeffrey J. Tolin
Partner, New York
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Ryan Montgomery
Special Counsel, Boston
Sharon Connaughton
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Madison (JJ) Meng
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 Santa Monica
Darren DeStefano
Partner, Reston
Darren DeStefano
Partner, Reston
Jennifer Shanley
Special Counsel, New York
Charity Williams
Partner, San Diego
Grady Chang
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Kate Walther
Paralegal Specialist, San Diego

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