Firm client Merck & Co. noted for its acquisition of Aton Pharma Inc., <i>Newsday.com</i>,

Firm client Merck & Co. noted for its acquisition of Aton Pharma Inc., Newsday.com, "Merck Buys New York Cancer Research Company"

The February 23rd edition of Newsday.com, in a story entitled "Merck Buys New York Cancer Research Company," notes that "Merck & CO., Inc. is seeking to expand its cancer research program through the acquisition of a New York company. Whitehouse Station-based Merck said Monday it had purchased privately held Aton Pharma Inc. of Tarrytown, N.Y. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2001, Aton has worked to develop antitumor agents. Merck spun off its huge pharmacy benefit management subsidiary, Medco Health Solutions of Franklin Lakes, in August." [The Firm also earlier represented Merck in the spinoff of Medco.]

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