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Astra in $6bn oncology deal

Tie-up with Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo follows on from an agreement between the pair last year
Astra in $6bn oncology deal

AstraZeneca (AZN) has signed a $6bn (£4.7bn) oncology deal with Japanese pharma group Daiichi Sankyo. The tie-up pertains to Daiichi’s antibody drug conjugate (ADC) ‘DS-1062’. ADCs are targeted therapies that can deliver chemotherapy to cancer cells.

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