Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Big Pharma Loves This Stock

If orphan drugs and rare diseases were a theme of 2013's biotech bull market, then today's $700 million deal between Alnylam (NASDAQ: ALNY  ) and Sanofi (NYSE: SNY  ) is a sign it isn't slowing down anytime soon.
Alynlam wasn't just on the receiving end. It went out and acquired fellow RNAi specialist Sirna Therapeutics from Merck (NYSE: MRK  ) for just a fraction of what the Big Pharma paid for it in 2006.

In this video, Motley Fool health-care analyst David Williamson discusses the specifics of the deals, what Sanofi is gaining, why the market loves Alnylam, and why 2015, with half a dozen proof-of-concept trials reporting, will be a big year for the stock.

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The Motley Fool's Healthcare Analyst, I specialize in Pharma, Biotech, and how the ACA (Obamacare) is changing the business of healthcare in America. Follow me on Twitter for breaking stock news, policy thoughts, and misc musings...

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