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No Mad Pursuit, Analysts Say

Ode on 'Accretion' Urn: Biogen Pays $3.25B for Tysabri Rights

By Randy Osborne
Staff Writer

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Biogen Idec Inc.'s move to buy all rights from Elan Corp. plc to the blockbuster multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy Tysabri (natalizumab) didn't take long for analysts to applaud, though Wall Street traders spent time digesting the $3.25 billion deal, which includes contingent payments.

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