David G. Glazer advises and represents life sciences, healthcare, and technology companies in matters throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Working closely with clients to understand their businesses, David structures and negotiates deals to meet their objectives and find practical solutions to complex problems. He is the co-editor of the Morgan Lewis Emerging Life Sciences Companies Deskbook. David’s clients range from biotechnology startups to global Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies.
David negotiates and structures licensing and other complex collaborations, corporate partnering arrangements, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, spin-outs, supply and distribution arrangements, co-promotions, and joint ventures. He works on early-stage research collaborations, global alliances, and developing and commercializing products. David brings a background in drug and device development and commercialization, early-stage research and development of late-stage product deals, and issues related to the life sciences industry such as indication, field, and territory splitting.
David also counsels medical device and specialty pharmaceutical companies, as well as private equity, venture capital, and investment banking firms that focus on the life sciences industry.
He authors and co-authors articles about the life sciences industry, as well as guest lectures to law students and MBA candidates about licensing in the life sciences industry. David is a Certified Licensing Professional.
Merck in a sale transaction and collaboration with Bayer in which Merck agreed to sell the Merck Consumer Care (MCC) business to Bayer AG pursuant to which Bayer will acquire Merck’s existing over-the-counter business. Merck and Bayer will collaborate to market and develop Bayer’s portfolio of soluble guanylate cyclase modulators
BTG in the sale of its brachytherapy business to Eckert & Ziegler
Lumiphore in its agreement with Algeta for worldwide license to Lumiphore’s patented chelator technology to be used for cancer therapeutics
BTG in its acquisition of the U.S. commercial rights to Wellstat Therapeutics Corporation's product candidate uridine triacetate
Merck in its joint venture with Sun Pharmaceutical Industries for innovative formulations
Represented a startup company in spin-out license and technology acquisition from a large pharmaceutical company
Lundbeck in its commercial rights agreement with Cephalon to register and commercialize several Cephalon products including Fentora, Provigil, Treanada, Trisenox, Myocet, and Nuvigil in Canada and Latin America
BTG in the $180 million acquisition of EKOS Corporation
MEI Pharma in its acquisition from S*BIO of the rights to Pracinostat, a clinical stage oncology drug
NovaDel in its license and distribution agreement with ECR Pharmaceuticals Company to commercialize and manufacture NovaDel’s ZolpiMist and in negotiating its license agreement with Mist Acquisition to manufacture and commercialize NitroMist
Eli Lilly in its multi-year, multibillion dollar clinical and research agreements with Covance Inc.
LifeNet Health in its acquisition of Northwest Tissue Services from Puget Sound Blood Center
Axcan Pharma in its sale of the pharmaceutical products, Photofrin and Photobarr, to Pinnacle Biologics
Represented international specialty pharma company in its multimillion dollar transformative manufacturing arrangement, whereby it transitioned the manufacture of several specialty pharmaceutical products to a contract manufacturer
Acura Pharmaceuticals in its exclusive license, development and commercialization agreement for North America with King Pharmaceuticals for opioid analgesic products utilizing Acura's patented Aversion® (abuse deterrent) Technology platform
NPS Pharmaceuticals in the restructuring and sale of its mGluRs collaboration with AstraZeneca
Represented a biotechnology company in negotiation of complete supply chain agreements, including with two API manufacturers, two bulk drug manufacturers, two packaging providers, and the supply agreement with its collaboration partner for the finished product in both the United States and Europe
Novo Nordisk in its agreement with Sciele Pharma for Sciele to market Prandin® and, upon approval by the US Food and Drug Administration, PrandiMet
Recently assisted a European/U.S. company to negotiate clinical trial agreements with more than 25 sites in the U.S. in neuropharm product area.
Recently advised a biotechnology company in its master services agreement and clinical trial agreements with an international clinical research organization
Axcan Pharma in its exclusive license and development agreement with Cellerix SL of Spain, for the North American rights to Cellerix's biological product using non-embryonic stem-cells
Specialty pharmaceutical company in its negotiation with large U.S. pharmaceutical company for the promotion by the U.S. company of the specialty pharmaceutical’s product
Schering-Plough in its global collaboration with Novartis to develop and commercialize a once-daily inhaled fixed-dose combination therapy for asthma and COPD
New York University School of Law, 1997, J.D.
Rutgers University, 1994, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Certified Licensing Professional
Ranked, Corporate/M&A, New Jersey, Chambers USA (2008–2009, 2013–2019)
Life Sciences Star, Finance and Corporate, LMG Life Sciences (2012–2018)
Member, New Jersey Bar Association
Articles Editor, New York University Environmental Law Journal