M&A Analysis Reveals Mid Pharma Purchase Preferences
Immunology- and inflammation-focused biotech companies wondering if a trade exit is in their future will be interested to read that, according to a report from Datamonitor Healthcare, their demographic is the most popular acquisition target of the mid-size pharma cohort.
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