Roche this week took another step to strengthen its RNAi drug-delivery capabilities by signing a deal to acquire privately held Mirus Bio for $125 million in cash.
 
Roche will keep Mirus’ therapeutics operations and related employees, and expects to divest the company’s reagents business after the deal closes in the second half of the year, the companies said.
 

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