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J&J’s chief scientific officer Dr. Paul Stoffels tells Scrip that flexibility is a hallmark of how the company goes about its collaborations, including the new $30bn deal with Actelion. Stoffels is also hoping to progress the science for a new TB medicine via a unique collaboration in India.
In this tale of two companies, it's the best of times and the best of times. J&J gets immediate value by acquiring Actelion's blockbuster PAH franchise and its late-stage pipeline, while its stake in an Actelion spinout offers longer-term potential.