Boston Pharmaceuticals: A New Model To De-Risk Drugs
This article was originally published in Start Up
Christopher Viebacher's new venture Boston Pharmaceuticals was established with enough capital - $600 million - to scour thousands of Phase-I ready programs and build a portfolio of 20 to 25 early-stage drug candidates that it will attempt to de-risk then sell or license to interested partners
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