Vifor Bulks Up Renal Franchise With Sanifit And Inositec Acquisitions
Paying €205m Upfront For Spanish Group
A couple of months after licensing the late-stage kidney disease drug sparsentan from Travere, the Swiss group has beefed up its nephrology activities by buying Mallorca-based Sanifit and Swiss outfit Inositec.
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