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Alexion: Rent or own antibodies
Monday, October 2, 2000
With at least five antibody generation companies available to serve
drug developers, it seems unnecessary for a company interested in antibodies to acquire
its own generation capability. But Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. determined that its need
for antibodies against internally identified targets is great enough that it made more
sense economically to bring such technology in house, leading to last week's deal to
acquire antibody phage display company Proliferon Inc.
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