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> Carlsbad, CA-based Eolas Therapeutics has struck a deal to partner with AstraZeneca ($AZN) on its Orexin-1 Receptor Antagonist (EORA) program for smoking cessation and other indications. Eolas held back the details, but says the package is worth up to $145 million in milestones plus a potential royalty stream. Release

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