Asia Deal Watch: Takeda On A Deal Spree
Takeda has inked three deals in recent days: a cancer antibody-drug conjugate partnership, a PI3K out-license and a nanomedicine drug-delivery pact. AstraZeneca gains expanded rights to Kyowa Hakko Kirin’s Fasenra.
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