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Danish biotech company sold to Swedes

The Swedish company Ascelia, managed by a former Sunstone director, has acquired the biotech company Oncoral and its cancer candidate, which is currently being tested in phase I trials at Herlev Hospital in Denmark.

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Malmö-based Ascelia Pharma – previously CMC Contrast – has been shopping on the Danish side of Öresund and acquired the phase I company Oncoral.

”We have been looking very, very intensively for a drug with a low risk profile in the development phase and a desirable patient group that would give us the opportunity of developing significantly better drugs. Oncoral had it all,” says Ascelia’s Danish CEO, Magnus Corfitzen, in an interview with MedWatch.

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