MorphoSys shares jump on expanded antibody discovery deal with Novartis; Pfizer, Auxilium wrap Xiaflex collaboration; New biomarker for diabetes risk;

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> Shares of MorphoSys AG got a boost after the biotech announced that it would expand its antibody discovery pact with Novartis ($NVS). The financial terms were not disclosed. Story

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