Drug Sponsors

Syngene International commissions dedicated R&D center for Amgen

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Syngene International, one of Asia’s largest R&D-focused CROs, has announced the establishment in Bangalore, India, of an integrated, multi-disciplinary drug discovery and development center for Amgen. This center, named Syngene Amgen R&D Center (SARC), will be Syngene’s fourth such exclusive R&D center. Syngene already operates dedicated R&D centers for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Nutrition and Baxter.

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Leap Therapeutics, Macrocure to merge

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Leap Therapeutics, a clinical stage immuno-oncology company, and Macrocure have announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Macrocure will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Leap, and Leap will become a public company. In connection with the transaction, Leap will apply to have the shares of the combined entity listed for trading on NASDAQ upon completion of the merger.

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The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics launches Asia Branch

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics has announced the launch of a new branch focused on supporting improved health outcomes across Asia. Based in Singapore, the team will forge relationships in the public and private sectors and apply analytics-driven approaches, based on Real-World Evidence, for disease modeling and insights—providing regional markets with much-needed tools to make better and more cost-effective healthcare policy decisions.

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Medivir proceeds with a separation of the company’s operations

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Medivir has announced that the Board of Directors has tasked the company management to continue the implementation of a separation of the company’s operations into two independent companies, with the intention to obtain a separate listing on First North Premium for the new commercial company based on Medivir’s current pharmaceutical portfolio. The objective of the separation is to visualize the value of both the commercial operations and the pharmaceutical projects that make up the R&D portfolio.

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BioLineRx, I-Bridge Capital establish China joint venture

Friday, August 26, 2016

BioLineRx, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates, has established a joint venture (JV) with I-Bridge Capital, a Chinese venture capital fund focused on developing innovative therapies in China. The joint venture, named iPharma, will develop innovative clinical and preclinical therapeutic candidates originating primarily in Israel to serve the Chinese and global healthcare markets. 

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