Press Release May 10, 2022

Novo Nordisk and Flagship Pioneering Announce Strategic Collaboration To Create Portfolio of Transformational Medicines

The Life Sciences team advised Flagship Pioneering on its collaboration agreement with Novo Nordisk A/S to create a portfolio of novel research programs to develop transformational medicines.

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category bioplatform companies to transform human health and sustainability.

The companies will explore opportunities to apply Flagship’s innovative bioplatforms — an ecosystem that currently comprises 41 companies — to scientific challenges in disease areas within cardiometabolic and rare diseases and initiate research programs based on these.

This is a novel approach to collaboration, between companies providing extensive access to innovation, leveraging the technology platforms of multiple biotech companies to create a portfolio of medicines across several disease areas.

Novo Nordisk will provide funding for initiated research programs and have an exclusive option to license each program. The ambition is to initiate three to five research programs within the first three years of the collaboration.

The Goodwin team was led by Nancy Urizar, Laurie Burlingame, and Kingsley Taft.

For more details, read the press release and article in Endpoints.