Magazine Article | March 19, 2019

The Sangamo And TxCell Story: How Two Companies Built A Deal

Source: Cell & Gene

By Suzanne Elvidge, Contributing Writer
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Some takeover deals are hard won, like the plot of a thriller. Tensions rise, contracts are fought out point by point, communications fail, and there are worries about people disappearing. Others are more like romantic movies, where a pair are attracted, get to know each other over a series of dinners in restaurants, talk long into the night, and all ends happily ever after. Fortunately for all involved, the 2018 merger between genome-therapy-focused company Sangamo Therapeutics and TxCell, which focuses on regulatory T-cell (Treg) development for immunological diseases, was more like the latter than the former.