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Merck acquiring Avalon lysosomal disorder play Calporta

Keen to take advantage of the rising importance of autophagy, Merck has acquired Avalon Ventures-backed Calporta for up to $576 million. Based on research from the University of Michigan, Calporta has preclinical compounds against TRPML1, a key ion channel in autophagy, to treat lysosomal storage and neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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