|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2016
|Subsequent Events [Abstract]|
On July 28, 2016 the Company acquired less than 20% ownership interest in Nucorion, Inc., an early stage company leveraging Ligand's Liver Targeting Prodrug technology focused on developing anti-cancer and anti-viral agents initially directed to China, for $1.0 million in cash.
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