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Japan's Western M&A Targets Drying Up? Astellas-OSI Bid Underscores Hostile Pressures - BIO Asia

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

TOKYO - Japan's leading pharma companies have made a number of high profile M&A moves in the past two years, and there are no signs that they are done with their pursuits. However, the number of attractive biotechs at the right stage of growth and value has decreased drastically

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