BMS Hopes Turning Point Buyout Will Fare Better Than Roche’s Ignyta Acquisition
Bristol Myers Squibb thinks Turning Point’s ROS1/TRK inhibitor shows a best-in-class profile and potential to compete more successfully against Pfizer’s Xalkori than Roche’s Rozlytrek has.
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Public Company Edition: William Blair analysts note that stock prices are rising due to a Q2 boost in dealmaking after a lull in Q1. Nevertheless, layoffs and portfolio prioritizations are ongoing, including at X4 Pharmaceuticals, but others have raised cash following good news, like Revolution Medicines.
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