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Pfizer's PowderMed Purchase Buoys VCs, Vaccines

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Pfizer's October 2006 acquisition of DNA-vaccine specialist PowderMed was the largest ever acquisition of a UK biotech. PowderMed's investors saw a solid return on the deal, which underscored Big Pharma's rush to spread their bets on next-generation large-molecule platforms.

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