BIO Notebook, Day 4: Annual Convention Winds Down With Oncology In The Spotlight
Oncology was top of mind for Scrip on the final day of the BIO International Convention in San Diego, including a next-generation cancer drug panel discussion and interviews with novel therapeutic developers. A day earlier, we spoke with Merck & Co about deals related to Keytruda and beyond.
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