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Acorda Therapeutics: Rebuilding the Spinal Cord

Murray, F, Kolesnik, M, Enriquez, J and West, J (2004) Acorda Therapeutics: Rebuilding the Spinal Cord. Other. Harvard Business School.

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Acorda is an early-stage life science start-up with a promising product that is close to reaching the market (Phase III clinical trials). The company is grappling with how to expand its portfolio of molecules to make the business more sustainable. It faces classic in-licensing choices, including what disease indication, what stage of development, how many molecules, and on what terms.

Learning Objective:
To allow students to examine a portfolio of choices and their impact on the overall business rather than on a single licensing decision.

New York, NY; United States; Biotechnology industry; start-up; 2003

Item Type: Report (Other)
Authors/Creators:Murray, F and Kolesnik, M and Enriquez, J and West, J
Publisher: Harvard Business School
Identification Number - DOI: Case (Field) 9-604-014
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2008 06:03
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2008 16:41
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