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Valeant Acquires Ortho Dermatologics for $345M

Valeant Acquires Ortho Dermatologics for $345M

18 Jul 2011

The deal was Valeant's second planned dermatology acquisition announced in the past week.

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KPMG: US M&A Activity to Spur Pharma Growth

KPMG: US M&A Activity to Spur Pharma Growth

18 Jul 2011

According to a survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG, US pharmaceutical firms will be on the acquisition hunt over the next two years.

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ICON Announces Acquisition of Firecrest Clinical

ICON Announces Acquisition of Firecrest Clinical

15 Jul 2011

The outsourcing company Icon has acquired technology firm Firecrest Clinical to enhance site performance.

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Aslan Pharmaceuticals and Array BioPharma Enter into License Agreement for Cancer Drug

Aslan Pharmaceuticals and Array BioPharma Enter into License Agreement for Cancer Drug

14 Jul 2011

Singapore-based Aslan Pharmaceuticals and Array BioPharma have signed a license agreement to develop Array’s cancer drug called ARRY-543.

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Particle Sciences Teams with Absorption Systems

Particle Sciences Teams with Absorption Systems

14 Jul 2011

Particle Sciences and Absorption Systems have formed a partnership to provide clients with enhanced drug development services.

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EMA to Upgrade Its Databases Services

EMA to Upgrade Its Databases Services

14 Jul 2011

EMA will improve the search and data-output of its databases, supplying pharmaceutical manufacturers with tools on the ‘detection and analysis of signals on adverse reactions’ by 2015.

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Eisai and Orion Sign Agreement for Breast Cancer and Parkinson's Disease Treatments

Eisai and Orion Sign Agreement for Breast Cancer and Parkinson's Disease Treatments

14 Jul 2011

Under the terms of the agreement, Eisai shall acquire from Orion the exclusive rights to market the two products in China, and will distribute them through its Chinese subsidiary Eisai China Inc.

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India and Denmark to Launch Joint Research Programme in Biotechnology

India and Denmark to Launch Joint Research Programme in Biotechnology

14 Jul 2011

The projects will be open for scientists from universities, research institutions and private companies in India and Denmark conducting research within the health science biotechnology area.

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Gilead Joins Patent Pool for AIDS Drugs

Gilead Joins Patent Pool for AIDS Drugs

13 Jul 2011

The Medicines Patent Pool enables drug manufacturers to produce cheaper, generic versions of drugs currently under patents for use in developing or poorer countries.

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Health Canada Approves New Lupus Drug

Health Canada Approves New Lupus Drug

13 Jul 2011

For the first time in almost 50 years Canadians living with lupus have a new treatment option.

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Amgen & Micromet Ink Pact for Tumor Antibodies

Amgen & Micromet Ink Pact for Tumor Antibodies

12 Jul 2011

Under the terms of the agreement, Micromet will be primarily responsible for the discovery and preclinical development of the BiTE antibodies. Amgen will lead the clinical development, manufacturing, and commercialization of any products resulting from...

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Valeant To Acquire Sanofi Derma Unit for $425M

Valeant To Acquire Sanofi Derma Unit for $425M

12 Jul 2011

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International will acquire Dermik, a dermatology unit of Sanofi in the U.S. and Canada, for approximately $425 million.

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