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Drug Names(s): r-hLIF, rhuLIF, AM424
Description: Emfilermin is a recombinant human form of Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF). LIF enhances the viability of nerve cells after a demyelinating insult and is an important component of the nerve cell response to environmental stressors.
Deal Structure: In January 2007, the acquisition of Serono S.A. (now Merck Serono S.A.) by Merck KGaA and the integration of the business with the former Merck KGaA Ethicals Division was completed. Merck Serono is now the division of Merck KGaA which specializes in prescription pharmaceuticals. Its North American business operates in the United States and Canada under EMD Serono.
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