Asia Deal Watch: Takeda Licenses Curadev STING Agonist To Further Its IO Ambitions
The Japanese pharma, continuing to bolster its pipeline after buying Shire, is partnering with Skyhawk in neurodegenerative diseases under another new deal. Also, Purdue cites shifting business priorities for a decision to end Eisai collaboration on sleep disorder drug.
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