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IPEC Foundation to Establish IPEC India

IPEC Foundation to Establish IPEC India

15 May 2012

IPEC intends to play an instrumental role in sensitising the Indian excipient manufacturers and exporters about its guidelines which is globally accepted by top regulators across the world.

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Arena & Eisai Expand Lorcaserin Marketing & Supply Agreement

Arena & Eisai Expand Lorcaserin Marketing & Supply Agreement

14 May 2012

Arena and Eisai have announced an expansion to their original marketing and supply agreement for weight-loss drug candidate lorcaserin.

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Pharmaceuticals Industry Sees Spate of M&A Activity

Pharmaceuticals Industry Sees Spate of M&A Activity

14 May 2012

Some $33 billion of M&A activity took place among pharmaceuticals companies in April.

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GSK Commences Tender Offer to Acquire Human Genome Sciences

GSK Commences Tender Offer to Acquire Human Genome Sciences

14 May 2012

GSK has commenced an unsolicited tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Human Genome Sciences at a price of $13 per share.

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AMRI Posts First Quarter 2012 Results

AMRI Posts First Quarter 2012 Results

10 May 2012

The company's total revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $53.7 million, a decrease of 6% compared to total revenue of $56.9 million reported in the first quarter of 2011.

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BASF Acquires Equateq for Fatty Acids Portfolio

BASF Acquires Equateq for Fatty Acids Portfolio

10 May 2012

BASF says highly concentrated omega-3 fatty acids are a global growing market and increasing consumer awareness of the health benefits of omega-3 will see double-digit growth in the years to come.

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Bayer Yakuhin & Santen Enter Agreement for Eylea Injections

Bayer Yakuhin & Santen Enter Agreement for Eylea Injections

9 May 2012

Bayer Yakuhin and Santen will team up to promote Eylea in Japan.

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Affymetrix & eBioscience Amend Definitive Merger Agreement

Affymetrix & eBioscience Amend Definitive Merger Agreement

7 May 2012

Under the terms of the amended agreement, Affymetrix will acquire eBioscience for $315 million in cash subject to usual adjustments.

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NIH And Industry Team up to Find Uses for Abandoned Drugs

NIH And Industry Team up to Find Uses for Abandoned Drugs

7 May 2012

Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Lilly will make dozens of compounds available for the project.

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Novartis to Acquire Dermatology Company Fougera

Novartis to Acquire Dermatology Company Fougera

7 May 2012

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, is to acquire dermatology specialist Fougera at a transaction value of $1.525 billion.

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech Signs Sales Agreement with c-LEcta

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Signs Sales Agreement with c-LEcta

4 May 2012

The two firms have signed a worldwide sales and distribution agreement for c-LEcta’s proprietary Serratia marcescens nuclease for biopharmaceutical applications.

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GSK & Yale Team up for Drug Discovery

GSK & Yale Team up for Drug Discovery

3 May 2012

GSK and Yale will work together to develop an entirely new class of drugs based on PROTACs technology.

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