U of M drug gets a second chance to make it to market

The drug was initially licensed to a company that recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Now Colorado-based Ariel Pharmaceuticals has picked up Tamiasyn and will take over the task of preparing it for human clinical trials.
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The drug was initially licensed to a company that recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Now Colorado-based Ariel Pharmaceuticals has picked up Tamiasyn and will take over the task of preparing it for human clinical trials.

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