Syros Gets ‘Tyme’ To Bring Lead Candidate To Pivotal Readout
Gene-expression focused Syros adds about $190m to its coffers with Tyme merger and PIPE financing. This will get it past pivotal data for tamibarotene and enable Phase III development of a leukemia candidate.
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