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Lundbeck acquires phase I-ready candidate from South Korean firm

Lundbeck has gained exclusive rights to biotherapy candidate APB-A1 from Aprilbio. The deal may cost up to USD 448m, and Lundbeck sees potential for the drug in several neurological indications.

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Danish pharmaceutical giant Lundbeck has acquired exclusive rights to a biotherapy candidate for treating neurological diseases from Aprilbio, in a deal that may cost up to USD 448m.

This will hopefully liven up the company's pipeline, which has been sluggish of late.

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