Deal Watch: Gilead’s Immunology Collaboration With Verily Continues Pivot Away From Virology
Gilead’s tie-up with Google’s Verily will explore the immunological underpinnings of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and GI disorders. Janssen acquires BeneVir and its oncolytic virus expertise, while United Therapeutics buys out SteadyMed.
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