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3SBio acquires Sirton Pharmaceuticals

Monday, January 26, 2015 02:25 PM

3SBio, a China-based biotechnology company, has acquired the entire share capital of Sirton Pharmaceuticals, located in Villa Guardia, Italy, from First Shanghai, a financial services provider.

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Actavis to acquire Auden Mckenzie for $461.8 million

Monday, January 26, 2015 02:24 PM

Actavis, a global specialty pharmaceutical company, will acquire Auden Mckenzie, a company focused on the development, licensing and marketing of niche generic medicines and proprietary brands in the U.K., for approximately $461.8 million in cash, plus a two-year royalty on a percentage of gross profits of one of Auden Mckenzie's products.

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BIO responds to President Obama's State of the Union speech

Friday, January 23, 2015 11:53 AM

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), a trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the U.S. and in more than 30 other nations, has issued a statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union speech.

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Syncona, UCLB form Autolus cancer immunotherapy company

Friday, January 23, 2015 11:47 AM

Syncona, a London-based subsidiary of the Wellcome Trust, and UCL Business, the wholly-owned technology transfer company of University College London (UCL), have announced the creation of Autolus, a London-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of next-generation engineered T-cell therapies for hematological and solid tumors. Autolus is founded upon the work of Dr. Martin Pule, an academic clinical hematologist and thought-leader in T-cell engineering. Syncona has committed $33.5 million to Autolus in a Series A financing. Dr. Christian Itin, former CEO of Micromet, has joined the company as chairman.

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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges not supporting Medical Innovation Bill

Friday, January 23, 2015 11:43 AM

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has released a statement on the proposed Medical Innovation Bill.

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AbbVie Innovation Center opens at the University of Illinois Research Park

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:18 PM

AbbVie, a global research-based biopharmaceutical company based in North Chicago, Ill., has opened the AbbVie Innovation Center on campus at the University of Illinois Research Park in Urbana-Champaign.

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SV Bio renames itself Lifecode, launches oncology assay

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:17 PM

Silicon Valley Biosystems (SV Bio) has changed its name to Lifecode. The new name is consistent with the company's mission to improve the lives of patients by providing concise, accurate and actionable molecular information. Lifecode also has released its flagship next generation sequencing (NGS)-based oncology assay, the Pan Cancer Somatic Panel (PCSP), to a select group of physicians nationwide in advance of a broad launch later this spring.

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Roche acquires Trophos to expand neuromuscular disease portfolio

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 01:00 PM

Roche has agreed to acquire Trophos, a privately held biotechnology company based in Marseille, France. The company has developed a proprietary cholesterol-oxime based chemistry platform. Trophos's mitochondrial targeted compounds enhance the function and survival of stressed cells by preventing mitochondrial permeability transition, a key determinant of cell death or survival.

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20 life sciences, IT organizations invest in tranSMART Foundation

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:55 PM

The tranSMART Foundation, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Wakefield, Mass., providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, said 20 life sciences and technology organizations have made substantial commitments by joining its membership program.

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Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, OnCore Biopharma to merge

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:42 PM

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, based in Vancouver, a developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, and OnCore Biopharma, a Doylestown, Pa.-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing an all-oral cure for patients suffering from chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, have agreed to merge to create a new global HBV company focused on developing a curative regimen for hepatitis B patients by combining multiple therapeutic approaches.

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2015 CRO outlook: M&As, IPOs, strategic partnerships and increased eClinical outsourcing expected to continue

IOM, industry stakeholders propose standards, guidelines for open sharing of clinical trial data

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