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CeNeS' Last Shot?

Executive Summary

At first sight, CeNeS' decision to sell a guaranteed product revenue stream--the envy of most cash-strapped biotechs these days--may look odd. But in exchange, the UK biotech gets the lump sum it needs to take its own two late-stage products forward, and a chance, at least, of generating the sort of upside investors have bet on.

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