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GPC/ Altana: A New Middle Market for Big Genomics Deals? Probably Not

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Even as Big Pharma deals for big genomics technology tapers off, GPC Biotech and mid-sized Altana are forging ahead with their own program: a $100 million alliance to set up a genomics center for Altana. Separately, Altana could pay GPC milestones on scientific and clinical success. But this deal doesn't signal a trend towards mid-sized company dealmaking. First, both companies have collaborated before and second, they aren't interested in technology transfer.

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