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GSK, Novartis complete major three-part transaction

Monday, March 2, 2015 03:03 PM

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have completed their three-part transaction. As a result, GSK has acquired Novartis' global vaccines business (excluding influenza vaccines) for $5.25 billion and has divested its oncology business to Novartis for $16 billion. In addition, the two have created a new consumer healthcare joint venture in which GSK will have majority control and an equity interest of 63.5%.

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Grifols to acquire Novartis blood transfusion diagnostics unit for $1.675 billion

Monday, November 11, 2013 04:42 PM

Novartis announced a definitive agreement to divest its blood transfusion diagnostics unit to Grifols for $1.675 billion. This transaction, requiring customary regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2014.

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Grifols, Aradigm sign licensing agreement to develop, commercialize Pulmaquin

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:14 PM

Grifols, a global healthcare company, and Aradigm, an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused severe respiratory diseases, have signed an exclusive worldwide license for Aradigm's proprietary formulations of inhaled ciprofloxacin (Pulmaquin and Lipoquin) for the treatment of severe respiratory diseases, including non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BE). Aradigm has completed phase IIb clinical trials in BE patients with Pulmaquin and Lipoquin.

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Grifols initiates safety study of inhaled alpha1-proteinase inhibitor for CF

Thursday, July 19, 2012 01:18 PM

Grifols, a global healthcare company based in Barcelona, Spain, plans to initiate a safety trial of a novel, inhaled formulation of alpha1-proteinase inhibitor [human] later this year.  In April, the FDA granted orphan drug designation for Grifols' inhaled alpha1 formulation as a treatment for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that can cause life-threatening lung infections. Orphan drug designation is granted to encourage the development of treatments that prevent, diagnose or treat rare diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people per year in the U.S.

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