AstraZeneca buys Fusion


United Kingdom

AstraZeneca Plc is to spend up to $2.4 billion to acquire Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc of Canada, a biopharmaceutical company developing alpha-particle radiotherapeutics for treating cancer. The company’s pipeline consists of radioconjugates where a radioactive chemical is linked to a cell-targeting molecule, injected into the body, and directed against cancer cells. Under the terms of the agreement, AstraZeneca, through a subsidiary, will acquire all of Fusion’s outstanding shares for $21 per share in cash and a contingent value right of $3 per share.