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Celgene Pays Acceleron $25M up front under anaemia drug partnership

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Celgene is paying privately held Acceleron Pharma $25 million up front under a deal to jointly develop and commercialise ACE-536, a ligand trap that inhibits members of the transforming growth factor- (TGF) beta "superfamily" involved in the late stages of erythropoiesis – the process of generating red blood cells – as a treatment for anaemia.

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