NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Galapagos said today that it has entered an agreement to buy drug-discovery firm ProSkelia for €12.5 million ($16.4 million) in stock.
 
Galapagos also said it has raised €31 million ($40.7 million) in financing through the private placement of new shares to institutional investors in Europe and the US. 
 

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