Genentech Licenses A Cancer Metabolism Program From Forma, With Option To Buy
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Executive SummaryThe Roche-owned biotech licensed a novel oncology target from the startup, but could take outright possession of the program - with a payout for VCs.
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