NEWS & EVENTS
New York | May 02, 2018 – HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2”) (NYSE:HCHC), a diversified holding company, announced today that BeneVir Biopharm, Inc. (“BeneVir”), a privately-held biotechnology company developing oncolytic immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Janssen Biotech, Inc. (“Janssen”).
BeneVir is a portfolio company within HC2’s Pansend Life Sciences (“Pansend”) subsidiary. Pansend is led by David A. Present M.D., Founder and General Partner, and Cherine Eldumiati Plumaker, Founder and General Partner. HC2 made its initial investment in BeneVir in 2014, and currently owns approximately 76 percent of the company’s equity.
Exclusive US rights acquired by CLS | March 5, 2018 (WAYNE, PA) – Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc. has acquired the exclusive US commercialization rights for Xepi™ (ozenoxacin) Cream, 1% from Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Xepi™ is licensed from Spanish drug maker FERRER INTERNACIONAL, S.A., who developed the patented topical impetigo treatment that was recently approved for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 18, 2017 – Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) announced today that through its Belgian subsidiary, ReGenesys BVBA (ReGenesys), it has entered into an agreement with a global leader in the animal health business segment to evaluate the cell therapy technology for application in a non-disclosed animal health area. Under the terms of the agreement, ReGenesys will receive an initial payment in exchange for an exclusive period to evaluate the cell therapy technology with an option to negotiate for a license for the development and commercialization of the technology for this area. Additional details were not disclosed.