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Two New Sides Of Cubist: Antibiotics Maker Buys Both Optimer And Trius

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

Executive Summary

The Boston-area company will no longer rely as heavily on the antibiotic Cubicin, once it takes out its partner on a second marketed drug and, separately, a clinical-stage antibiotics company. The deals give Cubist territorial rights to Optimer’s Dificid for C. diff and Trius’s tedizolid for Gram-positive infections for $535 million and $707 million, respectively, plus CVRs.

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