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March 24, 2016

King & Spalding Represents GSK on Strategic Collaboration with Miltenyi Biotec

LONDON, Mar. 24, 2016 – King & Spalding’s London office advised leading pharmaceutical company GSK on its strategic collaboration with Germany-based Miltenyi Biotec.

The deal will bring together GSK’s expertise in developing cell and gene therapy-based treatments with Miltenyi Biotec’s global leadership in cell processing and related technologies in cell therapy. GSK is building a cell and gene therapy R&D platform to underpin development of novel therapies in oncology and rare diseases – two of its core research areas.

Through the collaboration, Miltenyi Biotec will engage with GSK to integrate greater automation and high-tech processing technology into GSK’s current cell and gene therapy R&D manufacturing capabilities. 

King & Spalding’s team on the deal was led by corporate counsel Marcus Young. King & Spalding has previously acted for GSK on the £196 million worldwide agreement to acquire Toctino, the €250 million acquisition of Okairos AG, and, last year, the $190 million (£124 million) acquisition of GlycoVaxyn AG.

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