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Aicuris banks $122M milestone on FDA nod for letermovir; EMA decision imminent

By Cormac Sheridan
Staff Writer

Friday, November 10, 2017

DUBLIN – Aicuris Anti-infective Cures GmbH is banking a €105 million (US$122 million) milestone from Merck & Co. Inc. on the back of an FDA approval of letermovir for preventing cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation in seropositive adults undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). There could be cause for a double celebration shortly, as the drug is also up for decision at the EMA's Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP).

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