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Four Duke professors took their research off-campus. Now they're reaping big rewards.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

By Ray Gronberg - April 18, 2018

DURHAM - For a quartet of Duke University professors, graduation this spring isn't so much about caps, gowns and ceremony as it is about their off-campus biotech company taking off.

Their firm, Element Genomics, is the focus of what may ultimately become a $30 million acquisition by the Belgian pharmaceutical maker UCB. The deal comes about three years after Element's founding, and sets up an expanded collaboration that ultimately should yield new drugs.

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