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Gilead to buy Arresto for $225 million

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Gilead Sciences is to acquire the privately-held US biotech Arresto Biosciences for $225 million to gain a pipeline of products targeting fibrotic diseases and cancer, including a candidate for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Gilead discontinued its Phase III trial of ambrisentan to treat IPF this week owing to lack of efficacy.

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