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3SBio acquires Sirton Pharmaceuticals

Monday, January 26, 2015 02:25 PM

3SBio, a China-based biotechnology company, has acquired the entire share capital of Sirton Pharmaceuticals, located in Villa Guardia, Italy, from First Shanghai, a financial services provider.

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Neuropore, UCB enter world-wide collaboration and agreement

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:45 PM

Neuropore Therapies, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Austria-based Ever Neuro Pharma, and UCB, a Brussels, Belgium-based global biopharmaceutical company, have entered into a worldwide collaboration and agreement to develop and commercialize therapeutic products aiming at slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. This includes NPT200-11, Neuropore’s novel small molecule that targets pathogenic alpha-synuclein, which currently is in preclinical development and is expected to enter clinical phase I in 2015.

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UCB to sell generics business to private equity firms Advent, Avista Capital for $1.525 billion

Monday, November 10, 2014 12:26 PM

Advent International and Avista Capital Partners, two private equity firms with a strong healthcare focus, have agreed to acquire UCB’s U.S. specialty generics subsidiary, Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals (KU). UCB is a multinational biopharmaceutical manufacturing company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

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TransCelerate releases recommended approach for protecting personal data in Clinical Study Reports

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 08:20 AM

TransCelerate BioPharma has developed a recommended approach for protecting personal data in Clinical Study Reports (CSRs) shared with researchers, patients and others.

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ABPI establishes Inward Investor Group

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:45 AM

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has established a new Inward Investor Group to demonstrate the importance of inward investment to the U.K. and the global mobility of such investment. The group also will work toward cultivating a favorable environment for pharmaceutical companies to invest in the U.K.

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Seven pharma companies offer deprioritized compounds for re-purposing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:15 AM

U.K. researchers will be granted access to a ‘virtual library’ of deprioritized pharmaceutical compounds through a new partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and seven global drug companies.

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EFPIA launches IMI2—a $4.5B public-private healthcare partnership

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:09 PM

EFPIA has announced the launch of IMI2, the continuation of the successful partnership of industry and public bodies to tackle health needs. IMI is a public-private partnership (PPP) between the European Commission and EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. The first phase of IMI (2008 to 2013) was established with a budget of $2.7 billion. IMI2 has been established under the E.U. framework program Horizon 2020 with an even bigger budget of $4.5 billion—bringing together the public and private sectors in the largest healthcare PPP in Europe.

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TransCelerate BioPharma launches two new global initiatives

Monday, June 16, 2014 11:47 AM

TransCelerate BioPharma is launching two new global initiatives enabled by broad participation and collaboration across the R&D community: to develop a position on the best and most efficient methods for redacting privacy information found in clinical study reports and an approach for the anonymization of patient-level data shared with the broader healthcare community; and to develop a framework for a Quality Management System (QMS) specifically for clinical research to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical trials.

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Scientists invited to access UCB’s technology platform

Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:32 AM

UCB has launched its Technology Platform Access, a collaboration program for the discovery and development of novel antibodies against potential therapeutic targets.

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UCB, Sanofi partner for immune-mediated diseases innovation

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 01:47 PM

UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of medicines for the immune system and central nervous system, and Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare provider, have entered a scientific and strategic collaboration for the discovery and development of innovative anti-inflammatory small molecules, which have the potential to treat immune-mediated diseases in areas such as gastroenterology and arthritis.

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