Allergy Deal Boosts Astellas's Pipeline, Allows Immunomic Refocus
This article was originally published in Scrip
Astellas is making good on its strategic intention to expand in vaccines and immunology, paying $300m upfront for worldwide rights to Immunomic's technology and pipeline for DNA vaccines against human allergies, in a deal that will also allow the US biotech to focus on other applications including oncology.
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