BUSINESS

Bristol Myers Donates 5.5 Billion Yen to Kyoto University to Support I/O Research

January 28, 2021
Bristol Myers Squibb is making a donation to the tune of 5.5 billion yen, or roughly US$53 million, to Kyoto University to support its immuno-oncology research being led by Prof. Tasuku Honjo, who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine…

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