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Bristol-Myers Squibb inks option to acquire F-star Alpha

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:30 PM

Bristol-Myers Squibb has entered into an agreement for the exclusive option to acquire F-star Alpha, an Austria-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing novel bispecific antibody products, and gain worldwide rights to its lead asset FS102.

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Wright Medical Group, Tornier to merge

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:29 PM

Wright Medical Group, a specialty orthopedic company that provides extremity and biologic solutions, and Tornier, a global medical device company, have entered a definitive merger agreement under which Wright and Tornier will combine in an all-stock transaction with a combined equity value of approximately $3.3 billion.

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Amgen outlines strategy, will cut up to 4,000 jobs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:28 PM

Amgen has outlined the company's strategy, growth objectives and capital allocation plans, and provided financial guidance for 2015. In addition to the approximately 2,900 positions already set to be eliminated by the end of 2015, an additional 600 to 1,100 jobs will be cut.

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Qiagen, Astellas Pharma ink agreement to develop companion diagnostics

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:27 PM

Qiagen, a Netherlands-based provider of sample and assay technologies, has announced a master collaboration agreement with Astellas Pharma, an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, to develop and commercialize companion diagnostics paired with Astellas drugs for use in cancer and other diseases.

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TFS, SCIderm partner for global dermatology trials

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:26 PM

TFS International (TFS) and SCIderm have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to combine resources and scientific expertise within dermatology development.

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ACRO to establish CRO forum to interact with TransCelerate Biopharma

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:25 PM

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO), based in Wash. D.C., plans to constitute a CRO Forum to provide a formal mechanism for the CRO industry to furnish input into the work of TransCelerate BioPharma.

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ClinGen launches patient portal GenomeConnect

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:20 PM

The Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a NIH-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics tests each year, has launched a new patient portal, GenomeConnect.

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Johnson & Johnson Innovation, University of Toronto collaborate

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:18 PM

Janssen has signed an agreement, facilitated by the Johnson & Johnson Innovation center in California, with the University of Toronto's Center for Collaborative Drug Research (CCDR) to form an open-source collaboration focused on novel therapeutic approaches to the treatment and management of mood disorders and Alzheimer's disease.

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Synageva BioPharma reports positive results from LAL Deficiency study

Monday, October 27, 2014 01:46 PM

Synageva BioPharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, has announced results of sebelipase alfa for LAL Deficiency in two different trials.

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ERT named innovation award recipient by Philadelphia Business Journal

Monday, October 27, 2014 01:32 PM

ERT, a global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, has been honored as a 2014 Innovation Award Recipient by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The awards program recognizes the region’s leading companies for their innovations in the fields of healthcare and life sciences.

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