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Shire acquires Foresight Biotherapeutics for $300 million

August 3, 2015

Shire has acquired privately held Foresight Biotherapeutics for a cash payment of $300 million, according to a press release.

The acquisition includes the global rights to FST-100, topical ophthalmic drops that combine 0.6% povidone-iodine and 0.1% dexamethasone to treat infectious conjunctivitis. Shire said there is synergy between the commercial structures of FST-100 and lifitegrast, which are both in late-stage development, the release said.

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