Vifor Pharma: Targets Acquisitions As Pure-Play Strategy Delivers
Switzerland’s leader in iron deficiency therapies wants to add new products in this and adjacent therapeutic areas, as strong revenue growth in 2018 backs its strategy of concentrating its efforts on the pharmaceuticals business.
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