Deal Watch: GSK Gets Rights To Spero’s Phase III Antibiotic
GSK takes equity stake in Spero, and global rights to tebipenem except for certain Asian markets. Merck KGaA gets rights to Nerviano’s next-generation PARP inhibitor for cancer.
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