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Pfizer to Launch Manufacturing Plant in Saudi Arabia

Pfizer to Launch Manufacturing Plant in Saudi Arabia

9 Oct 2011

Pfizer plans to build a major new pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging plant in Saudi Arabia.

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FDA Investment to Support NIPTE's Drug Programmes

FDA Investment to Support NIPTE's Drug Programmes

9 Oct 2011

The investment up to $35 million over the next five years will support programmes to rectify drug development and manufacturing problems to improve drug manufacturing standards in the US.

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UK Promises Better Access to Drugs for Patients with Rare Diseases

UK Promises Better Access to Drugs for Patients with Rare Diseases

9 Oct 2011

The UK Department of Health will commission expert assessments of the evidence on the use of off-label medicines for patients with rare diseases.

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India & Russia Sign Collaboration MoU for Pharma Research

India & Russia Sign Collaboration MoU for Pharma Research

9 Oct 2011

The collaboration will strengthen the relation between India and Russia at the educational level along with raising the competitiveness of the industry by stimulating the production of innovative medicines.

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PPD to Be Acquied by US Private Equity in $3.9B Deal

PPD to Be Acquied by US Private Equity in $3.9B Deal

8 Oct 2011

Pharmaceutical Product Development is to be bought by US private equity firms The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman for US$3.9bn in cash.

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Pfizer Signs Licensing Agreement with Puma

Pfizer Signs Licensing Agreement with Puma

8 Oct 2011

Puma Biotechnology will assume sole responsibility for global development and commercialization of neratinib which is being studied for the treatment of cancer.

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Merck Chairman to Retire in December

Merck Chairman to Retire in December

8 Oct 2011

Merck & Co.'s former CEO, Richard T. Clark, is retiring as chairman effective December 1st.

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Evotec Forms Drug Discovery Collaboration with UCB

Evotec Forms Drug Discovery Collaboration with UCB

8 Oct 2011

Evotec AG has entered into a multi-target drug discovery collaboration with UCB in the field of immunology.

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Takeda Completes Acquisition of Nycomed

Takeda Completes Acquisition of Nycomed

5 Oct 2011

Osaka-based Takeda hopes the addition of the Swiss firm will boost Takeda's sales by approximately 30% and move the company to 12th in the pharmaceutical sales table.

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Rexahn Completes Patient Recruitment in Cancer Drug Trial

Rexahn Completes Patient Recruitment in Cancer Drug Trial

4 Oct 2011

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals has completed enrollment for a Phase II clinical trial of its experimental cancer drug Archexin.

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Evotec Takes over Full Ownership of JV in India

Evotec Takes over Full Ownership of JV in India

30 Sep 2011

Evotec has agreed to acquire the remaining 30% of its Joint Venture with DIL Ltd., India for $2.3 million.

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NIBRT Collaborates with GE Healthcare for Novel Analytical Platforms

NIBRT Collaborates with GE Healthcare for Novel Analytical Platforms

29 Sep 2011

The collaboration aims to develop new, robust and reproducible biochemical assays for the analysis of the biological activity of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.

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