Deal Watch: AstraZeneca Out-Licenses Pneumonia Candidate, Obtains STING Inhibitors
Pharma moves Phase III-ready antibody to prevent pneumonia to Aridis, licenses preclinical STING inhibitors from F-star. Sanofi teams with SRI on AI-directed discovery, Biogen licenses BTK inhibitor from InnoCare.
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