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Increasing affluence, legislative reforms are transforming Poland’s pharmaceutical market

Monday, October 28, 2013 02:22 PM

Decision Resources has found that Poland’s increasing affluence—as well as its reforms and policy initiatives on healthcare quality, access, privatization and financing—have contributed to growth in the country’s pharmaceutical market during the last decade.

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Illumina to acquire NextBio

Monday, October 28, 2013 02:20 PM

Illumina, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function based in San Diego, will acquire Santa Clara-based NextBio, a provider of clinical and genomic informatics.

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AstraZeneca proposes closing Brixham Environmental Laboratory

Friday, October 25, 2013 11:45 AM

AstraZeneca has announced proposals to close its Environmental Laboratory in Brixham, Devon, U.K. The laboratory, with 71 staff members, provides specialist services to assess the impact of pharmaceuticals and chemicals used by a range of industries on the environment.

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SRI International completes R&D facility expansion

Friday, October 25, 2013 11:43 AM

SRI International has completed the final stage of expansion of its 40,000-square-foot R&D facility in Harrisonburg, Va. SRI funded the $2.8 million build-out to further advance its bioscience research capabilities at SRI's Shenandoah Valley (SRI SV) Center for Advanced Drug Research.

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Amarin to eliminate 50% of staff following FDA Advisory Committee vote

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 03:13 PM

Amarin, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health, plans to reduce operating expenses by eliminating approximately 50% of its staff worldwide, following the recent recommendation of the FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee against the potential Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) label expansion.

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Amgen acquires Filgrastim franchise rights from Roche in 100 markets

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 02:45 PM

Amgen has entered into a definitive agreement with F. Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche) to acquire Roche's rights to filgrastim and pegfilgrastim in approximately 100 markets, effective January 2014.

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Sideris Pharmaceuticals inks agreement with Novartis

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 02:27 PM

Sideris Pharmaceuticals has entered into an agreement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals whereby Novartis has been granted an exclusive right to acquire Sideris and its lead asset, the iron-chelating candidate SP-420. Including upfront, acquisition and milestone payments, the agreement with Novartis could reach up to $300 million.

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MedImmune acquires Spirogen, collaborates with ADC Therapeutics

Monday, October 21, 2013 01:39 PM

MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, has acquired Spirogen, a privately-held biotech company focused on antibody-drug conjugate technology for use in oncology.

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CFFT grants Savara Pharmaceuticals $1.7 million award

Friday, October 18, 2013 01:56 PM

Savara Pharmaceuticals has received a $1.7 million research award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics(CFFT), the nonprofit drug discovery and development affiliate of the CF Foundation. The award will advance the development of AeroVanc, the first inhaled antibiotic being developed to treat the increasing number of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) lung infection.

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Moderna Therapeutics expands headquarters, laboratories

Friday, October 18, 2013 11:11 AM

Moderna Therapeutics, a developer messenger RNA therapeutics, a new treatment modality to enable the in vivo production of therapeutic proteins, has expanded their headquarters to Technology Square in Cambridge, Mass. Moderna will have up to 100 full-time employees at two locations by the end of 2013.

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