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Top 500 Global Sustainability Ratings: Baxter and J&J Lead Green Pharma Firms

Top 500 Global Sustainability Ratings: Baxter and J&J Lead Green Pharma Firms

3 Nov 2011

Baxter leads public-company drugmakers in Newsweek's annual top 500 global sustainability ratings.

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Evonik Agrees to Buy SurModics Pharmaceuticals

Evonik Agrees to Buy SurModics Pharmaceuticals

3 Nov 2011

Following the acquisition of the Resomer business from Boehringer Ingelheim in March, Evonik is now strengthening its formulation services business for pharmaceutical applications and further developing its healthcare business.

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Sanofi Reorganizing US Research Operations

Sanofi Reorganizing US Research Operations

3 Nov 2011

French drugmaker Sanofi said Wednesday that it's reorganizing research operations in the U.S..

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Lonza & Genmab Sign Antibody Agreement

Lonza & Genmab Sign Antibody Agreement

2 Nov 2011

Lonza will perform process development and cGMP manufacturing for the naked antibody in its UK facility.

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Alnylam & GSK Form Collaboration on RNAi Technology

Alnylam & GSK Form Collaboration on RNAi Technology

2 Nov 2011

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced Tuesday its collaboration with GSK focused on Alnylam's VaxiRNA technology for certain GSK vaccine products.

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Quintiles to Acquire Advion BioServices for Laboratory Services

Quintiles to Acquire Advion BioServices for Laboratory Services

2 Nov 2011

Quintiles, a biopharmaceutical services company, has agreed to acquire Advion BioServices, a US-based bioanalytical laboratory.

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Cobra Biologics Buys Unitech Pharma

Cobra Biologics Buys Unitech Pharma

1 Nov 2011

UK's Cobra Biologics acquires Unitech Pharma Group and its bioproduction facility in Sweden.

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Roche, BioBay & Harvard Cooperate for New Cancer Drugs

Roche, BioBay & Harvard Cooperate for New Cancer Drugs

1 Nov 2011

Roche has made a deal involving China's state-owned BioBay and Harvard University to advance new drugs against cancer and other diseases.

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Obama Directs FDA to Reduce Drug Shortages

Obama Directs FDA to Reduce Drug Shortages

1 Nov 2011

Major causes of drug shortages are said to be quality or manufacturing problems, or delays in receiving components from suppliers.

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Pfizer Completes Acquisition of Icagen

Pfizer Completes Acquisition of Icagen

31 Oct 2011

Pfizer has completed its acquisition of Icagen. Icagen is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer.

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China to Develop National Vaccine Provision System

China to Develop National Vaccine Provision System

31 Oct 2011

The system will provide not only increased vaccine production capacity but also improved epidemic monitoring and additional R&D.

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GSK & the University of Edinburgh Partner for Drug Discovery

GSK & the University of Edinburgh Partner for Drug Discovery

27 Oct 2011

GlaxoSmithKline and the University of Edinburgh collaborate to discover and develop medicines against severe acute pancreatitis.

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