AstraZeneca PLC said on Monday that it has signed a deal with Allergan PLC AGN, +0.05% worth up to $1.52 billion through its global biologics research and development unit.
The bio-pharmaceutical company said that under the deal, Allergan will have the global rights to an antibody for Crohn’s disease.
Allergan will pay upfront $250 million, but it may also make some payments to AstraZeneca worth up to $1.27 billion, depending on how good the sales of the antibody are, the company said.
By Olga Cotaga
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McMullen, who’s also currently president of Agilent, is set to abdicate both roles on May 1, according to an announcement the company put out Wednesday afternoon. From there, McMullen will spend a few months serving as an advisor to Agilent and to his successor until his retirement becomes final on Oct. 31.
AstraZeneca has concluded its acquisition of China-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Gracell Biotechnologies for $1.2bn. The acquisition, initially agreed in December 2023, positions Gracell as a wholly owned AstraZeneca subsidiary with operations continuing in the US and China.