Asia Deal Watch: BeiGene And Celgene Exit Their Anti-PD-1 Collaboration
The Chinese firm regains all rights to tislelizumab ahead of the closing of Celgene’s merger with Bristol-Myers Squibb. BeiGene also forms cancer JV with US biotech SpringWorks.
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