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Merck accelerates cancer immunotherapy program with collaborations

  • Merck (MRK) says it has entered three separate collaboration agreements with Pfizer (PFE), Amgen (AMGN) and Incyte (INCY) to evaluate MRK's investigational MK-3475 immunotherapy cancer treatment, part of a new class of experimental drugs that unleash the body's immune system to target cancer cells.
  • MRK will collaborate on studies of MK-3475 in combination with therapies from the other drugmakers; financial terms weren't provided about the collaborations.
  • R&D chief Roger Perlmutter says MRK is looking at MK-3475 across a wide range of cancers, both as a standalone therapy and in combination with other treatments.
  • Earlier: MRK net profits falls 14%.
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  • stockfan1
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    How about MRK exploring cancer immunotherapy vaccines such as from celldex. Merck is already in vaccine space with HPV vaccine. I believe Celldex, Galena will be accretive to Merck portfolio of products
    5 Feb 2014, 01:45 PM Reply Like
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