Cell Genesys and Takeda Announce Termination of Collaboration Agreement for GVAX Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer
News Dec 04, 2008
Cell Genesys, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, together with its wholly owned subsidiary Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, announced that they have mutually agreed to suspend the further development of GVAX immunotherapy for prostate cancer and that Takeda has ended the collaboration agreement with Cell Genesys for the development and commercialization of the product.
Under the terms of the agreement, Takeda will return all commercial rights to GVAX immunotherapy for prostate cancer to Cell Genesys and make certain wind-down payments to Cell Genesys in connection with the phasing out of the remaining clinical development activities.
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Why do populations have genetic diversity when 'Survival of the Fittest' suggests that only one gene pool should thrive? It's a question that is hard to answer experimentally. A new study looking at evolutionary change in real time in tiny fungal parasites may provide a solution.