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Phase III Funding Bid

Anacor refiles for IPO despite loss of Merck partnership

September 20, 2010 7:00 AM UTC

Even though Merck & Co. Inc. has terminated a deal for Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s lead candidate AN2690, the biotech last week refiled for an IPO of up to $86.3 million.

Merck (NYSE:MRK) ended the deal in February after the topical antifungal completed Phase II testing to treat onychomycosis. The pharma said the decision was a result of prioritizing its pipeline since last year's acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp., through which it gained AN2690...