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Slide #91. Johnson & Johnson — Aragon Pharmaceuticals
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Aragon Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leader in developing drugs for hormone driven cancers, today announced a definitive agreement with Johnson & Johnson whereby Aragon will be acquired for $650 million in cash up front along with $350 million in contingent development milestone payments that could bring the total transaction value to $1 billion. The acquisition includes Aragon's androgen receptor antagonist program, including its most advanced compound, ARN-509, a second generation androgen receptor signaling inhibitor that is currently being evaluated in a Phase II trial in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Johnson & Johnson is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of products in the health care field. Co. has three business segments: Consumer Health, which includes products focused on personal healthcare used in the skin health/beauty, over-the-counter medicines, baby care, oral care, women's health and wound care markets; Pharmaceutical, which is focused on six therapeutic areas: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, Oncology, Cardiovascular and Metabolism and Pulmonary Hypertension; and Medical Devices, which includes products used in the Interventional Solutions, Orthopaedics, Surgery, and Vision fields.
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