Roche Inks Up To $1.39B Deal For Goodwin-Advised Biotech

Law360 (November 15, 2019, 11:52 AM EST) -- Swiss health care giant Roche AG has inked an agreement potentially worth up to $1.39 billion to buy Goodwin Procter-advised Promedior Inc., a privately backed biotech focused on developing treatments for fibrosis, the companies said Friday.

The transaction adds to Roche's portfolio a venture capital-backed biotech in Promedior that is based in Lexington, Massachusetts and has multiple treatments for fibrotic diseases in development, according to a statement. Promedior's candidates to treat such diseases are based on Pentraxin-2, an endogenous human protein that works as an agonist to initiate a process to prevent and potentially reverse fibrosis. Agonists are chemicals that bind to a...

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