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Heptares-Powered Sosei's Incoming CEO Explains What Happens Next

Executive Summary

Japanese company Sosei conducted a master stroke last year when it acquired UK biotechnology company Heptares as its in-house R&D engine. Deal after quality deal has ensued, and Sosei's share price has rocketed by more than 400%. Scrip's Sukaina Virji spoke to Sosei's COO – and CEO-elect – Peter Bains to find out what happens next.

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