AcelRx Obtains Troubled Antibiotic Firm Tetraphase In Stock Swap
Deal Snapshot: Unable to make a go of selling novel antibiotic Xerava, Tetraphase’s product and commercial team will be absorbed into AcelRx in $14.4m deal.
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Merck pays undisclosed upfront fees and promises up to $500m for milestones under licensing and collaboration agreement. Meanwhile, Tetraphase and Xerava are being acquired by La Jolla, after previous bids by Melinta and AcelRx.
Focused on precision medicine for renal disease, Chinook gets Aduro’s Nasdaq listing and starting capital of $200m. During a wave of modest-sized M&A deals, Tetra finds buyer, Tetraphase gets competing bids.
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