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Ablynx & Merck Serono Expand Partnership into Osteoarthritis

Ablynx & Merck Serono Expand Partnership into Osteoarthritis

10 Nov 2011

Ablynx and Merck Serono have entered into a third agreement to co-discover and co-develop Nanobodies against two targets in osteoarthritis.

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Salix Takes over Oceana Therapeutics for $300M

Salix Takes over Oceana Therapeutics for $300M

10 Nov 2011

Salix Pharmaceuticals is paying $300 million in cash to acquire Oceana Therapeutics, a provider of gastroenterology and urology therapeutics.

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Pfizer to Keep on 650 Jobs at UK R&D Facility

Pfizer to Keep on 650 Jobs at UK R&D Facility

9 Nov 2011

Pfizer decides to keep on 650 staff at its R&D centre in Kent, UK, following an announcement to close the facility earlier this year.

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Bayer Anti-clotting Drug Wins FDA Approval

Bayer Anti-clotting Drug Wins FDA Approval

8 Nov 2011

Bayer Healthcare's anti-clotting drug Xarelto has won FDA approval to treat stroke in people with an abnormal heart rhythm.

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DKSH and Hanseo Chemical Ink Pact for GPC

DKSH and Hanseo Chemical Ink Pact for GPC

8 Nov 2011

DKSH has signed a global exclusive agreement to distribute Hanseo Chemical's glycerophosphatidylcholin.

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Horizon & Promega Ink Predictive Disease Model Pact

Horizon & Promega Ink Predictive Disease Model Pact

8 Nov 2011

The partnership aims to develop next-generation predictive human disease models as they occur in patient tumors.

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Alios BioPharma & Versitech Sign for Influenza Therapy

Alios BioPharma & Versitech Sign for Influenza Therapy

7 Nov 2011

The two companies have announced an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement to advance the research, development, manufacture and commercialization of novel medicines to treat influenza infection.

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35 New Drugs Approved by FDA over the Past 12 Months

35 New Drugs Approved by FDA over the Past 12 Months

7 Nov 2011

Over the past 12 months, the US FDA approved 35 new medicines and 24 of the approvals occurred in the US.

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India Plans to Boost Pharma Export to African Countries

India Plans to Boost Pharma Export to African Countries

7 Nov 2011

India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry has called for suggestions from all the Indian pharma companies to boost the African markets.

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BMS & ASLAN Team up for Investigational Therapy

BMS & ASLAN Team up for Investigational Therapy

4 Nov 2011

Under the terms of the agreement, ASLAN will run and fund development of BMS-777607 under a pre-agreed development program that will initially target gastric cancer and lung cancer.

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Teva and P&G Establish JV with Focus on OTC Medicines

Teva and P&G Establish JV with Focus on OTC Medicines

4 Nov 2011

PGT Healthcare, as the new JV will be called, is expected to realize $4 billion in annual sales by the end of the decade.

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Sales Forecasts: Sanofi to Replace Pfizer's Top Place in 2012

Sales Forecasts: Sanofi to Replace Pfizer's Top Place in 2012

4 Nov 2011

A research firm says Sanofi will retain the top spot until at least 2016, with Pfizer dropping to third place, behind Novartis.

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