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Vivus, Sanofi ink agreement

Friday, December 13, 2013 01:57 PM

Biopharmaceutical company Vivus has entered into a license and commercialization agreement with Sanofi to commercialize avanafil on an exclusive basis in Africa, the Middle East, Turkey and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) including Russia. Sanofi will be responsible for obtaining regulatory approval in its territories. Sanofi intends to market avanafil under the trade name Spedra or Stendra.

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Johnson & Johnson Innovation establishes network of partnering offices

Monday, December 9, 2013 12:29 PM

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, London, has formed a network of partnering offices across U.K. life science clusters. The offices function as extensions of its London Innovation Center, to work with academics and entrepreneurs throughout the U.K. to identify early stage innovation and support the translation of research into new products for patients.

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AstraZeneca donates Brixham Environmental Laboratory to Plymouth University

Monday, December 9, 2013 12:25 PM

AstraZeneca will donate its Environmental Laboratory in Brixham to Plymouth University to ensure the lab continues to serve scientific and research purposes.

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NIHR Clinical Research Network improves non-commercial study inclusion times

Monday, December 9, 2013 12:22 PM

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network has decreased the time it takes for studies funded by non-commercial organizations, such as charitable organizations and academic institutions, to be included in the NIHR Portfolio of research.

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The Medicines Company acquires Rempex Pharmaceuticals

Friday, December 6, 2013 01:04 PM

The Medicines Company has acquired Rempex Pharmaceuticals, a company with multiple potential new therapies focused on multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacteria.

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Sarah Cannon Research Institute acquires Clinical Development Group

Friday, December 6, 2013 12:59 PM

Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI), a global strategic research organization, has acquired Clinical Development Group (CDG), a clinical trial consulting firm based in New Haven, Conn.

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Almirall reorganizes in Europe, cuts 250 positions

Friday, December 6, 2013 12:57 PM

Pharmaceutical company Almirall has reorganized in Europe to optimize its portfolio potential. Pharmaceutical markets in Europe, particularly in Spain, have been affected in recent years by economically driven decisions made by various countries’ health authorities that have negatively affected the growth of those markets and the introduction and uptake of new products. 

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Fred Hutchinson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering team up to launch Juno Therapeutics

Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:49 AM

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), along with pediatric partner Seattle Children’s Research Institute, have joined forces to launch Juno Therapeutics, a new biotechnology company focused on bringing forward novel immunotherapies for cancer.

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Cord Blood Registry, U.S. Women's Health Alliance partner

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 01:02 PM

Cord Blood Registry (CBR), a newborn stem cell company, and the U.S. Women's Health Alliance have partnered on a nationwide patient education and quality initiative to ensure all expectant parents understand their options regarding umbilical cord stem cell collection and possibly improve medical outcomes for their families.

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Eisai restructures, cuts 180 jobs

Monday, December 2, 2013 01:05 PM

Eisai’s R&D organization, Eisai Product Creation Systems (EPCS), is restructuring and will cut 180 jobs.

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