The company Alexion announced the agreement for the acquisition of Portola Pharmaceuticals and the rights to its only approved drug, the antidote to the anticoagulant to rivaroxaban. The value of the transaction is $ 1.4 billion, says FiercePharma.
Under the agreement, Portola Pharmaceuticals shareholders will receive $ 18 for each security, which is 131% more that the market value of a share of farmerette.
In the center of the transaction was andersonet alpha (andexanet alfa) is a antidote to the commonly used anticoagulants to rivaroxaban and apixaban. Although the market will undecane while the alpha uses small demand, Alexion sees its potential.
The drug was approved by the FDA in 2018, until then did not exist a specific antidote inhibitors of coagulation factor Ha, which is necessary to assist patients in emergency situations, for example to prevent bleeding or in preparation for surgery. In clinical studies, it was shown that intravenous administration of alpha andersonet will immediately neutralize the anticoagulant effect of inhibitors of clotting factor Ha in healthy volunteers aged 50-75 years.