Bristol-Myers embraces a possible checkpoint collaborator, snagging a batch of stock and lining up a potential deal
Bristol-Myers Squibb $BMY is buddying up with a little biotech that just might have the key to unlocking a checkpoint strategy for one block of cancer patients.
The big PD-1 player is investing $12 million at a premium price in Compugen, intrigued by early preclinical data that indicate there could be real potential for their checkpoint strategy. That’s not a huge sum, but it’s a clear indication of interest from Bristol-Myers Squibb, which has lined up first rights to negotiating a licensing pact with Compugen.
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