Lundbeck Snaps Up Parkinson's Developer Prexton In Deal Worth €905m
Lundbeck has swooped in to buy Merck KGaA spinout Prexton Therapeutics for €100m upfront, prior to Phase II data readouts for its potential first-in-class Parkinson's drug, foliglurax.
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Medtech Insight's Deal-Making column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – in vitro diagnostics and medical devices – and then categorized by type – acquisition, alliance, or financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in September 2021. Data provided by Biomedtracker.