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Bachem to Conclude Integration of Sochinaz by June

Bachem to Conclude Integration of Sochinaz by June

10 Jun 2011

Bachem would successfully conclude the integration of fine chemicals firm Sochinaz into the group as of June 30.

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Drugmaker Covidien to Sell Pharma Business for up to $4B

Drugmaker Covidien to Sell Pharma Business for up to $4B

9 Jun 2011

Covidien has hired JP Morgan to handle the potential sale of its drugs business, and the deal could be worth up to $4 billion.

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UNICEF to Review GSK's Offer for Rotavirus Vaccines

UNICEF to Review GSK's Offer for Rotavirus Vaccines

9 Jun 2011

GSK's offer has been made in response to a UNICEF request for rotavirus vaccines. If accepted, large scale vaccination against rotavirus could begin later this year.

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Pfizer Plans Another $1B in Cost Reductions by 2012

Pfizer Plans Another $1B in Cost Reductions by 2012

9 Jun 2011

Pfizer is planning another $1 billion in cost reductions by 2012. The initiative appears to be aimed at reducing administrative duplications in New York City and worldwide.

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Amerigen & AustarPharma Sign Agreement for Generic Pharmaceuticals

Amerigen & AustarPharma Sign Agreement for Generic Pharmaceuticals

9 Jun 2011

AustarPharma will use its proprietary technologies to develop and manufacture products for Amerigen to commercialize in the United States and other territories.

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Pfenex and SAFC Ink Strategic Pact

Pfenex and SAFC Ink Strategic Pact

8 Jun 2011

The two companies plan to combine Pfenex’s Reagent Proteins product offerings in the area of vaccine components with SAFC’s expertise and facilities for bioconjugation to support development of conjugate vaccines.

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Elite & Mikah Sign Generic Supply Pact

Elite & Mikah Sign Generic Supply Pact

7 Jun 2011

Elite Pharmaceuticals has signed a commercial manufacturing and supply pact with Mikah Pharma.

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Drugmakers Cut Vaccine Prices for Developing Countries

Drugmakers Cut Vaccine Prices for Developing Countries

7 Jun 2011

Several drugs companies are to cut the prices of their vaccines in the developing world.

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Teva and Pfizer Settle Patent Dispute

Teva and Pfizer Settle Patent Dispute

3 Jun 2011

Teva has settled a patent lawsuit brought by Pfizer Inc. over a drug for treating seizures and pain caused by shingles.

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SGS To Open Mumbai Facility

SGS To Open Mumbai Facility

3 Jun 2011

This investment will establish a dedicated GMP lab to provide a range of analytical development and quality control testing services.

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Roche and BMS Ink Skin Cancer Pact

Roche and BMS Ink Skin Cancer Pact

3 Jun 2011

Under the agreement, the two companies will conduct a Phase I/II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination.

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Pfizer & Hisun to Establish JV for Branded Generics

Pfizer & Hisun to Establish JV for Branded Generics

3 Jun 2011

The two companies aim to strengthen the ability to reach more patients with high-quality and low-cost medicines in the branded generics arena.

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