Eli Lilly will acquire the WUSTL-linked neurological disease therapy developer in a $135m deal that could top $1.2bn with milestone payments.

Eli Lilly has agreed to buy Disarm Therapeutics, a US-based neurological disease drug developer based on Washinton University in St Louis (WUSTL) research, for an upfront fee of $135m. Disarm is working on treatments for neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that are intended to work by inhibiting the SARM1…

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