Issue Date: November 21, 2016
Eagle to acquire Arsia Therapeutics
Seeking to enter the biologics space, Eagle Pharmaceuticals will pay $30 million to acquire Arsia Therapeutics. Eagle may also pay up to $48 million more in milestone payments. Founded in 2013 by MIT professors Robert Langer and Alexander Klibanov, Arsia has technology for formulating and delivering proteins subcutaneously at high concentrations. Eagle plans to use it to develop biosimilars. It will also set up a Biologics Innovation Center in Arsia’s headquarters city of Cambridge, Mass.
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