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Achillion CEO Needs to Deliver on Deal Talk

Achillion is not likely to develop an all-oral Hep C therapy on its own, which is why the company needs to be as deal friendly as possible.

"None of the major players in the Hep C field can lay claim today to having everything they need," said Kishbauch, explaining why he thinks Hep C deal activity is about to accelerate.

He's right. The big Hep C players -- Roche, Merck, Vertex, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) -- could all benefit from bringing in new drugs. It remains to be seen, however, if Achillion has what these guys want.

--Written by Adam Feuerstein in Boston.



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