With 11 deals, the US National Institutes of Health once again tops our list of industry partnering in 2015. Second on the list is Memorial Sloan Kettering, with five deals, the same number as 2014. Outside the United States, 2015 was a quiet year for the UK's Medical Research Council, which sealed just two deals (down from 11 in 2014; Fig. 1); the Paoli-Calmettes Institute in France and the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China entered the list for the first time. As always, oncology deals continue to dominate the landscape.

Figure 1: Most active research institutes, 2015.
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Source: BioCentury.

Table 1 Research institute partnerships 2015