2012’s Top Biopharma Dealmakers
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
AstraZeneca was the top in-licenser, snagging a $3.4 billion pact with BMS for Amylin’s diabetes assets, making metabolic diseases the leading therapeutic area in biopharma alliances.
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Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced December 2019.