Forty Seven's IO Antibody Attracts Two Big Pharma Partners
Forty Seven Inc. has signed immuno-oncology deals with Merck of Germany and Roche that will see the launch of several combination studies for their PD-L1 inhibitors and Forty Seven's promising investigational CD47 antibody.
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