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Halozyme Announces Partnerships with BMS and Roche
October 5, 2017
Halozyme announced two partnerships in September, with BMS and Roche, around Halozyme’s ENHANZE® drug-delivery technology.
BMS and Halozyme announced a global collaboration and license agreement to develop subcutaneously administered BMS immuno-oncology medicines using Halozyme’s ENHANZE® drug-delivery technology. The same day, Halozyme announced it licensed its ENHANZE® drug-delivery technology to Roche for exclusive development of an undisclosed therapeutic target.
“The Halozyme ENHANZE technology is based on a proprietary recombinant human hyaluronidase enzyme (rHuPH20) that temporarily degrades hyaluronan — a glycosaminoglycan or chain of natural sugars in the body — to aid in the dispersion and absorption of other injected therapeutic drugs. This technology may allow for more rapid delivery of large volume injectable medications, such as medications that are currently delivered intravenously, through subcutaneous delivery.”