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Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Drug Names(s): aztreonam lysine for inhalation, AI, AZLI, GS-9268

Description: Aztreonam lysine is a monobactam antibiotic that inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by inhibiting Penicillin Binding Protein 3 (PBP3). The inhalable form utilizes the eFlow Electronic Nebulizer. eFlow features TouchSpray technology that uses a vibrating mesh to dictate particle size.

Deal Structure: In August 2006, Gilead announced that it completed its acquisition of Corus following an initial investment of $25.0 million in Corus in April 2006, which included Corus's aztreonam lysine for inhalation.


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