Should Global Pharmas Focus More On Korean Partners?
Early-Stage, Innovative Assets May Stand Out
PharmaVentures’ Adrian Dawkes talks about how COVID-19 will impact pharma deals going forward and how Korean firms in particular may be able to grab opportunities in the global arena.
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