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Pfizer Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Icagen

Pfizer Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Icagen

2 Sep 2011

Pfizer's subsidiary, Eclipse Acquisition Corp. , has extended the expiration date of its tender offer for Icagen.

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BMS Chooses ICON as Provider for Clinical Services

BMS Chooses ICON as Provider for Clinical Services

31 Aug 2011

Under the agreement, ICON will become a preferred provider for full-service clinical pharmacology and exploratory clinical studies.

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Valeant to Acquire Afexa for $76M

Valeant to Acquire Afexa for $76M

31 Aug 2011

Valeant Pharmaceuticals will acquire cold and flu medicine maker Afexa Life Sciences for approximately $76 million.

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Survey: US Hospitals Turn to Gray-market Vendors as Drug Shortage Continues

Survey: US Hospitals Turn to Gray-market Vendors as Drug Shortage Continues

31 Aug 2011

The study of 549 hospitals indicates that 52% of respondents purchased one or more pharmaceutical products from back-door suppliers during the past two years.

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Adimab Forms Discovery Collaborations with Biogen & Novo Nordisk for Antibodies

Adimab Forms Discovery Collaborations with Biogen & Novo Nordisk for Antibodies

30 Aug 2011

Adimab will receive upfront payments and preclinical milestones from both companies, and is eligible to receive clinical development milestones and royalties on sales.

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Merck & Zymeworks Ink $187M Deal for Bispecific Antibody

Merck & Zymeworks Ink $187M Deal for Bispecific Antibody

30 Aug 2011

Under terms of the deal, Zymeworks will receive an up-front fee and could earn research, development, and regulatory milestones of up to $187 million.

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India's Piramal to Invest $1.5B in Overseas Pharma Business

India's Piramal to Invest $1.5B in Overseas Pharma Business

30 Aug 2011

India's Piramal plans to invest at least $1.5 billion in biotech acquisitions and Big Pharma joint ventures to expand its overseas business.

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Eisai to Expand Operations in  Canada

Eisai to Expand Operations in Canada

29 Aug 2011

Eisai will establish its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario and the expansion into Ontario will increase access to a variety of therapies and medications.

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UK Starts Probe into AstraZenca's Drug Mix-up

UK Starts Probe into AstraZenca's Drug Mix-up

29 Aug 2011

British health authorities warned that packages of an over-the-counter painkiller were found to contain antipsychotic drugs.

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Cresset & Redx Pharma Form Drug Discovery Collaboration

Cresset & Redx Pharma Form Drug Discovery Collaboration

29 Aug 2011

Two UK firms have agreed to collaborate on drug discovery.

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CPHI China 2011 Interview: Ms. Yu Lingmin, Manager of NO.1 Pharmaceutical Dept, A.H.A International CO., LTD

CPHI China 2011 Interview: Ms. Yu Lingmin, Manager of NO.1 Pharmaceutical Dept, A.H.A International CO., LTD

26 Aug 2011

The CPhI, ICSE & BioPh China 2011 and P-MEC China 2011 were held in Shanghai from June 21, 2011 to June 23, 2011. During the exhibition, “CPhI-Online” had an interview with Ms. Yu Lingmin, Manager of NO.1 Pharmaceutical Dept, A.H.A Internatio...

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Sanofi to Buy India's Universal Medicare

Sanofi to Buy India's Universal Medicare

26 Aug 2011

Sanofi announced to acquire India's nutraceuticals company Universal Medicare. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

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