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Intrexon completes acquisition of MediStem

Monday, March 10, 2014 11:50 AM

Intrexon, a provider of synthetic biology, has completed the acquisition of San Diego-based Medistem, a pioneer in the development of Endometrial Regenerative Cells (ERCs), universal donor adult-derived stem cells with properties uniquely suited for therapeutic use with Intrexon's existing suite of synthetic biology technologies.

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Stratus Media Group acquires Paloma Pharmaceuticals and VasculoMedics

Monday, March 10, 2014 11:48 AM

Stratus Media Group (SMDI) has announced the acquisition, through merger, of two biotechnology companies, Paloma Pharmaceuticals, a developer of a non-steroidal, synthetic, small molecule drug library, and VasculoMedics, a platform epigenetic company that develops orally available small molecular inhibitors of zinc finger transcription factors.

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NanoViricides denies $4.5B acquisition rumor

Monday, March 10, 2014 11:45 AM

NanoViricides, a development stage company creating special purpose nanomaterials for viral therapy, has denied a statement made in a blog post on the Seeking Alpha web site that it is being acquired for $2.25 billion to $4.5 billion.

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TNI BioTech forms new subsidiary Cytocom

Thursday, March 6, 2014 03:58 PM

TNI BioTech, a biotech company working on chronic, life-threatening diseases, has formed a new subsidiary, Cytocom, for developing Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and Met-enkephalin (MENK).

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Xenetic Biosciences opens headquarters, R&D facility

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 01:19 PM

Xenetic Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing next-generation biologic drugs and novel oncology therapeutics, has opened its new corporate headquarters and R&D facility in Lexington, Mass. Xenetic relocated its global headquarters to Lexington from London.

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Human Longevity launched to promote healthy aging

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 01:13 PM

Human Longevity (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, high-performance human life span, has been launched by co-founders J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Robert Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., and Peter H. Diamandis, M.D.

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Bayer to acquire Dihon Pharmaceutical in China

Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:30 PM

Bayer plans to acquire Dihon Pharmaceutical Group, a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Kunming Yunnan, China, specializing primarily in over-the-counter (OTC) and herbal traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products.

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Emergent BioSolutions completes acquisition of Cangene

Monday, February 24, 2014 10:13 AM

Emergent BioSolutions, a specialty pharmaceutical company offering specialized products to healthcare providers and governments, has completed its acquisition of Cangene for $222 million in cash. After payment by Cangene of transaction related costs, Emergent expects to receive approximately $40 million of cash from Cangene in connection with closing. The completion of the acquisition follows the successful conclusion of all closing conditions, including approval by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and a positive vote by Cangene shareholders at a special shareholder meeting held Feb. 12. The transaction is consistent with Emergent’s growth plan in that it diversifies the company’s revenue mix, adds commercial product sales and contributes to earnings growth.

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Actavis to acquire Forest Laboratories for $25 billion

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:39 AM

Dublin-based Actavis has agreed to acquire Forest Laboratories of New York for a combination of cash and equity valued at approximately $25 billion.

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Report: Strong Q4 M&A momentum expected to continue into 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 01:44 PM

Pharmaceutical and life sciences (PLS) merger and acquisition volume and value increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, finishing the year for deal activity on a high note,according to Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Deals Insights Quarterly, a quarterly analysis of M&A trends and outlook for the PLS sector issued by PwC. PwC’s Health Industries Group is an advisor to public and private organizations across the health industries.

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