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Cubist gets option to acquire pain management biotech Adynxx; option not exercised

Executive Summary

In exchange for a $20mm up-front fee, acute care product company Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. has obtained the exclusive option to buy closely held Adynxx Inc. (pain management) following receipt of the Phase II data on Adynxx’s lead pain drug AYX1 (the proof-of-concept trial enrolled its first patient concurrent with this announcement). Should Cubist exercise the option, it would pay $40mm plus development, regulatory, and sales earn-outs.

Deal Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
    • Antisense, Oligonucleotides
    • Large Molecule
Deal Status
  • Withdrawn
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Acquisition of Private Biotech
    • Full Acquisition
    • Includes Earnout
    • Intra-Biotech Deal
    • Payment Includes Cash

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