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AstraZeneca Goes All In On AL Amyloidosis With Caelum Acquisition

Deal Could Be Worth Up To $500m

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AstraZeneca’s recently-acquired Alexion unit is paying $150m upfront to buy the remainder of Caelum Biosciences and its late-stage therapy for light chain  amyloidosis, a rare disease in which misfolded amyloid proteins build up in organs throughout the body, including the heart and kidneys.

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