Tech Transfer Roundup: NCI Licenses Leukemia, Brain Cancer Candidates To Vor, Connectyx
NIH’s National Cancer Institute licensed two experimental cancer therapies in the past month to biopharma firms, leading a heavy slate of cancer-focused tech transfer deal-making.
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