Deal Watch: AZ Ups mRNA Stake, Gilead's HIV Innovation, Hospira Returns Lucentis Biosimilar, Pfizer/Takeda End Distribution Deal
Deal activity over the past week saw AstraZeneca stealthily increase its commitment to mRNA player Moderna, Gilead seek innovation in HIV through an alliance with Genmab for its bispecific antibody technology, and Hospira back out of a licensing deal for Pfenex's Lucentis biosimilar, and more.
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