Bristol Myers Squibb has successfully completed its acquisition of Turning Point Therapeutics in an all-cash transaction.
With the completion of the acquisition, Turning Point shares have ceased trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and Turning Point is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb.
“Turning Point has distinguished itself in the field of precision oncology, and this acquisition will further strengthen our leading oncology franchise,” said Elizabeth Mily, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Bristol Myers Squibb. “With Turning Point’s lead asset, repotrectinib, Bristol Myers Squibb will be positioned to address a significant unmet medical need for ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer patients. We look forward to bringing this promising, innovative medicine to patients in the second half of 2023.”
Through the transaction, Bristol Myers Squibb gains a pipeline of investigational medicines designed to target the most common mutations associated with oncogenesis, including repotrectinib. Repotrectinib is a next-generation, potential best-in-class tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting the ROS1 and NTRK oncogenic drivers of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and other advanced solid tumors. In the Phase 1/2 TRIDENT-1 clinical trial, longer duration of response has been observed in the landmark analysis with repotrectinib than with existing ROS1 agents in first-line NSCLC. The asset has been granted three Breakthrough Therapy Designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Bristol Myers Squibb expects repotrectinib to be approved in the U.S. in the second half of 2023 and become a new standard of care for patients with ROS1-positive NSCLC in the first-line setting. Bristol Myers Squibb also plans to continue to explore the potential of Turning Point’s promising pipeline of novel compounds.