Federal Trade Commission Closes Investigation of Roche Holding AG’s Proposed Acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

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The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into Roche Holding AG’s proposed acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

According to a Commission Statement, after an exhaustive, 10-month investigation into whether the merger would lessen potential competition in the U.S. market for hemophilia A therapies, the evidence “did not indicate that Roche would have the incentive to delay or terminate Spark’s developmental effort for its hemophilia A gene therapy, or that the acquisition would affect Roche’s incentives regarding [its hemophilia treatment drug] Hemlibra.”

The Commission vote to close the investigation was 5-0.

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