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Subsequent Event

Subsequent Event
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent event
Subsequent Event

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.