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HGS Rejects GSK Extension of Unsolicited Tender Offer

HGS Rejects GSK Extension of Unsolicited Tender Offer

3 Jul 2012

Human Genome Sciences has rejected GlaxoSmithKline's latest extension to its tender offer.

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Bristol-Myers to Buy Diabetes Drug Maker Amylin for $5.3Bn

Bristol-Myers to Buy Diabetes Drug Maker Amylin for $5.3Bn

3 Jul 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Amylin Pharmaceuticals have announced that the global biopharmaceutical giant is set to acquire the diabetes drug maker for approximately $5.3 billion.

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Argentina Proving Popular with CROs

Argentina Proving Popular with CROs

2 Jul 2012

A report by GBI Research has highlighted Argentina's increasing popularity as a cost-effective yet high-quality place to conduct clinical trials.

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Scientists Find Easier Way to Make New Drug Compounds

Scientists Find Easier Way to Make New Drug Compounds

2 Jul 2012

Bristol Myers Squibb will employ a novel technique to develop and manufacture drugs.

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Selvita & Orion Pharma Achieve a Research Milestone in Alzheimer’s Disease Program

Selvita & Orion Pharma Achieve a Research Milestone in Alzheimer’s Disease Program

2 Jul 2012

Selvita is responsible for the discovery and Orion is responsible for the development and global commercialization.

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Merck And AstraZeneca Amend Partnership, Agree Terms for Two More Years

Merck And AstraZeneca Amend Partnership, Agree Terms for Two More Years

29 Jun 2012

Merck and AstraZeneca have amended their US partnership, giving the latter a 2014 buyout option.

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5 Minutes with Hao Gao, Scientist, R&D, Dow Wolff Cellulosics

5 Minutes with Hao Gao, Scientist, R&D, Dow Wolff Cellulosics

29 Jun 2012

Hao Gao, scientist, R&D, Dow Wolff Cellulosics, believes that customers seek new technologies and designer solutions for a competitive edge and his company is committed to delivering these kinds of tailored solutions.

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FDA Approval of Generic ADHD Drug Hits Shire Shares

FDA Approval of Generic ADHD Drug Hits Shire Shares

29 Jun 2012

Actavis has received FDA approval for its generic version of Shire's Adderall XR, causing shares in the British drugmaker to plummet.

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TaiGen & ZMC Sign Agreement for Antibiotic Nemonoxacin

TaiGen & ZMC Sign Agreement for Antibiotic Nemonoxacin

29 Jun 2012

TaiGen Biotechnology and Zhejiang Medicine Company have agreed terms for the broad-spectrum antibiotic nemonoxacin.

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BRIC Markets Account for 20-30Pc of Pharma Companies' Profits

BRIC Markets Account for 20-30Pc of Pharma Companies' Profits

25 Jun 2012

Cegedim's latest report highlights strategies to boost growth in China and other emerging markets.

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Sales in China's Pharmaceutical Distribution Industry up 23Pc

Sales in China's Pharmaceutical Distribution Industry up 23Pc

25 Jun 2012

China's Ministry of Commerce has published the latest figures on pharmaceutical distribution industry sales.

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Quintiles to Establish HQ And Expand Lab Testing Capabilities in China

Quintiles to Establish HQ And Expand Lab Testing Capabilities in China

25 Jun 2012

Quintiles is investing $14m in a new regional headquarters in Shanghai, as well as expanding its lab testing capabilities in China.

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