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Robust Sofinnova exit gives Ablynx chance of strategic independence

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The last major venture investor in Ablynx found institutional buyers on 18 November for the last of its shares in the company, and with that the Belgian mini-antibody developer completed a significant right of passage: it is now owned by accumulators rather than speculators. That, according to CEO Edwin Moses gives Ablynx' board the chance to make longer-term strategic plans for the business without the distraction of early investors' exit anxieties.

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