Deal Watch: Sanofi Offloads Established Products, Lilly Testing 3D-Printed Drugs
Specialty pharma Neuraxpharm is taking on 38 mature brands from Sanofi, in CNS, pain and vascular diseases. Lilly is working with Triastek on 3D printing technology for targeted release of drugs in specific regions of the gastrointestinal tract.
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