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EMA Supports World Alzheimer's Day

EMA Supports World Alzheimer's Day

21 Sep 2011

To date, a total 11 medicines for use in patients with Alzheimer's disease have been authorised in the EU on the recommendation of the EMA.

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Roche Partially Halts Drug Supplies to Greek Hospitals

Roche Partially Halts Drug Supplies to Greek Hospitals

21 Sep 2011

Some state-funded hospitals in Italy and Portugal are also failing to pay their bills, and Roche has warned that drug deliveries may also be halted in Spain for the same reason.

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Teva & Cocrystal Discovery Ink Antiviral Pact

Teva & Cocrystal Discovery Ink Antiviral Pact

19 Sep 2011

Teva will initially invest $7.5 million in CDI for the development of an antiviral drug targeting the polymerase enzyme of the hepatitis C virus.

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Chesapeake Acquires Cortegra to Expand US Pharma Market

Chesapeake Acquires Cortegra to Expand US Pharma Market

19 Sep 2011

Chesapeake Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Packaging has agreed to buy Cortegra Group, a US-based contract producer of packaging and leaflets.

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GlaxoSmithKline Forms Partnership with McLaren

GlaxoSmithKline Forms Partnership with McLaren

19 Sep 2011

GSK has formed a five-year partnership with Formula 1 team McLaren to drive its manufacturing operations and research.

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Novo Nordisk Launches Programme in India for Children with Diabetes

Novo Nordisk Launches Programme in India for Children with Diabetes

19 Sep 2011

The programme, known as Changing Diabetes in Children, aims to reach over 2500 kids with type I diabetes from underprivileged families over the next two years.

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Genentech Submits NDA for Skin Cancer Drug Vismodegib

Genentech Submits NDA for Skin Cancer Drug Vismodegib

13 Sep 2011

Biotechnology firm Genentech has submitted a NDA for vismodegib to the FDA for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma.

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Spaulding Clinical & Frontage Labs Form Partnership for Clinical Development

Spaulding Clinical & Frontage Labs Form Partnership for Clinical Development

13 Sep 2011

Frontage will provide bioanalytical method development and sample processing, formulation development and clinical trial product supplies for Spaulding.

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Debiopharm Signs Licence Agreement with Ascenta for Cancer Drug

Debiopharm Signs Licence Agreement with Ascenta for Cancer Drug

13 Sep 2011

The two companies have signed an exclusive licence agreement for the development and commercialization of a tumours treatment currently in Phase I development.

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India's Aurobindo Forms JV with OJSC Diod for Russian Market

India's Aurobindo Forms JV with OJSC Diod for Russian Market

13 Sep 2011

The joint venture, named Aurospharma, will include a manufacturing facility near Moscow, due to be completed in 2013.

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UK-based Pharma Firms Ink Deal for Cancer Drug Programme

UK-based Pharma Firms Ink Deal for Cancer Drug Programme

13 Sep 2011

Under the agreement, Ark will provide manufacturing and related services to support the development of PsiOxus’ ColoAd1 programme for the treatment of colorectal cancer.

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Sucampo & Numab Enter into Discovery Collaboration for Antibodies

Sucampo & Numab Enter into Discovery Collaboration for Antibodies

13 Sep 2011

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals signs an R&D collaboration deal with Numab for the discovery of antibodies using the latter's high-affinity antibody technology.

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