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Ocata Therapeutics to be acquired by Astellas Pharma.

M2 EQUITYBITES-November 11, 2015-Ocata Therapeutics to be acquired by Astellas Pharma


Astellas Pharma, a Japan-based drug company, has agreed to acquire Ocata Therapeutics, a United States-based clinical stage biotechnology company, it was reported yesterday.

The deal is valued at USD379m. Astellas will make a tender offer worth USD8.50 a share in cash to buy Ocata.

Ocata develops and commercialises regenerative ophthalmology therapeutics. The company's principal R&D and commercial efforts relate to its Regenerative Ophthalmology programs and involves development of therapies to treat eye diseases and disorders. The transaction is intended to enable Astellas to establish a presence in ophthalmology and advance in the field of cell therapy.

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