Deal Watch: AzurRx Expands GI Pipeline With Buyout Of Partner First Wave
Stock-and-cash deal valued at $229m brings AzurRx rights to niclosamide in additional indications. Boehringer Ingelheim partners with Twist on therapeutic antibody discovery.
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