Deals Of The Week: Roche/Cellular Dynamics, Pfizer/Philogen, Takeda/Amylin
Epizyme/Celgene, Amylin/BMS/AstraZeneca and Foundation Medicine garner readers’ huzzahs in our 2012 Deals of the Year poll. Plus Roche, Pfizer and Sanofi Pasteur start off 2013’s deal-making.
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