Merck revs up dealmaking engine ahead of #JPM22, inking collaborations with AI protein design player Absci
In the year-plus since Roger Perlmutter left his post leading Merck’s R&D efforts, the Big Pharma’s new leadership has continued to pursue an aggressive dealmaking strategy. On Friday, Merck enlisted a new partner as the spree shows no signs of slowing down.
Merck signed a pair of collaborations with Absci aiming to bolster its AI research capabilities, the companies announced Friday. The first is a relatively modest deal on Merck’s end — there are no details about the upfront or milestone payments but the duo said it could lead to more.
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