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Biotech consortium launches KPI Therapeutics

Friday, June 6, 2014 12:51 PM

Five biotech firms and private investors have announced the launch of KPI Therapeutics, with the aim of speeding advancement of novel, promising drug candidates that can improve the quality of patients’ lives.

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Asana BioSciences acquires drug discovery platform from Endo

Thursday, June 5, 2014 09:30 AM

Asana BioSciences, an independent member of the Amneal Alliance of Companies, has acquired the early stage branded pharmaceutical discovery platform of Endo Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo International.

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Celerion expands to Singapore, names Chew Lan Chong executive director

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 01:25 PM

Celerion has expanded its formal business presence in Singapore, and has named Dr. Chew Lan Chong, MBBS, MRCS, MSc, executive director, medical research, of its new operations. Chong has 10 years of direct operational experience leading clinical pharmacology units.

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Teva to acquire Labrys Biologics for $825 million

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:57 PM

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will acquire Labrys Biologics, a privately held development stage biotechnology company focused on treatments for chronic migraine and episodic migraine, broadening Teva’s array of biotechnology assets and capabilities.

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Provence Technologies acquires Synprosis, rebrands as Provepep

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 09:22 AM

Provence Technologies Group, a specialist fine chemistry research group, has acquired Synprosis, a France-based company specializing in the chemical synthesis of peptides and proteins for therapeutic use. The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

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Adaptimmune, GlaxoSmithKline collaborate on cancer therapies

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 08:05 AM

Adaptimmune, a biotechnology company developing TCR engineered T-cells to treat cancer, has entered into a strategic collaboration and licensing agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for the development and commercialization of its lead clinical cancer program.

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Roche acquires Genia Technologies to strengthen next generation sequencing pipeline

Monday, June 2, 2014 01:09 PM

Roche has acquired Genia Technologies, a privately held, California-based company. Genia is developing a single-molecule, semiconductor-based, DNA sequencing platform using nanopore technology.

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Valeant, Pershing Square make revised offer for Allergan

Monday, June 2, 2014 01:07 PM

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company, has revised its offer for Allergan. Each Allergan share would be exchanged for $72 in cash and 0.83 shares of Valeant common stock, based on the fully diluted number of Allergan shares outstanding. This offer is subject to prompt good faith negotiation of a merger agreement between Valeant and Allergan. 

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Agena Bioscience acquires Sequenom's Bioscience business

Monday, June 2, 2014 01:01 PM

Agena Bioscience, a portfolio company of Telegraph Hill Partners (THP), has acquired the Bioscience business of Sequenom, which sells the MassARRAY System for mass spectrometry-based detection of nucleic acids in research and clinical laboratories.

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Senesco completes acquisition of Fabrus

Friday, May 23, 2014 02:34 PM

Senesco Technologies, a clinical stage biotech company specializing in cancer therapeutics, has completed its acquisition of Fabrus, a biotechnology company focused on expanding the clinical impact of antibodies by addressing drug targets resistant to traditional antibody discovery methods.

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