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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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UCB announces CEO succession plan

Monday, February 24, 2014 12:09 PM

UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions for the immune system and of the central nervous system, and CEO Roch Doliveux have announced the implementation of its CEO succession plan.

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Amgen, UCB release positive phase II data for romosozumab

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 09:00 AM

Amgen and UCB have announced results from a phase II trial evaluating romosozumab (AMG 785/CDP7851) in postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD). Published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the trial demonstrated that, compared with placebo, romosozumab treatment for 12 months significantly increased BMD at the lumbar spine, total hip and femoral neck. Significant increases also were observed in the first BMD assessment at three months. Moreover, in exploratory analyses, increases observed at the lumbar spine and hip were significantly greater than those observed with current treatments FOSAMAX (alendronate sodium) and FORTEO/FORSTEO (teriparatide).

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