Almirall Plots M&A Moves Ahead Of Lebrikizumab Approval
Raises €200m For Bolt-Ons Or Licensing
The Spanish group has been fairly quiet on the dealmaking front of late but the proceeds of a significant capital raise have been earmarked to help “swiftly execute inorganic growth opportunities.”
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Plus deals involving ASLAN/Zenyaku Kogyo, AstraZeneca/Cholsegen, Astellas/Cullgen, AbCellera/Confo, Blue Water/WraSer, Solve/Cereius, Prime Medicine/Cimeio, Evox/Codiak, PharmaTher/Vitruvias and Adverum/Ray.
As it prepares to file lebrikizumab for atopic dermatitis, the Spanish group is looking to expand into vitiligo through a collaboration with France’s Inserm Transfert to develop topical therapies for the condition where pale patches develop on the skin caused by the lack of melanin.