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Report: cancer immunotherapy market to hit $9B globally by 2022

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:05 PM

Decision Resources Group reports the immunotherapy market will experience considerable growth through 2022, increasing from $1.1 billion in 2012 to nearly $9 billion in 2022 (corresponding to 23.8% annual growth) in the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K. and Japan.

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AstraZeneca, Max Planck Institute to create satellite chemistry unit

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:03 PM

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology (MPI), Germany, will establish a satellite unit in cardiovascular and metabolic disease (CVMD) with AstraZeneca's CVMD Innovative Medicines unit (iMed) in Mölndal, Sweden, to study new modalities chemistry.

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Portola, Daiichi Sankyo to collaborate on andexanet alfa study

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:01 PM

Portola Pharmaceuticals has entered into a second clinical collaboration agreement with Daiichi Sankyo to study andexanet alfa, Portola's investigational Factor Xa inhibitor antidote, in phase III registration studies with Daiichi Sankyo's Factor Xa inhibitor edoxaban. Portola's original collaboration agreement with Daiichi Sankyo, announced in June 2013, covered the conduct of a phase II proof-of-concept study, for which results are anticipated later this year.

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Alzheimer’s Research U.K. calls for increased investment in Alzheimer’s drug trials

Monday, July 7, 2014 10:08 AM

Alzheimer’s Research U.K. calls for increased investment in Alzheimer’s drug trials after a comprehensive study of all of the clinical trials for Alzheimer’s drugs in the U.S. highlighted a very high failure rate of the drugs being tested. The study, published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, found that 99.6% of trials of potential Alzheimer’s treatments aimed at preventing, curing or improving the symptoms of the disease failed or were discontinued.

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Bio-Techne to acquire Novus Biologicals

Monday, July 7, 2014 10:06 AM

Bio-Techne has acquired Novus Biologicals for $60 million in cash. Novus Biologicals is a Littleton, Colorado-based supplier of outsourced and in-house developed antibodies and other reagents for life science research. The transaction was financed with cash on hand.

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Parexel International acquires Atlas Medical Services

Monday, July 7, 2014 10:05 AM

Global CRO Parexel International has acquired Atlas Medical Services, a provider of clinical research services in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.

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AMRI completes acquisition of Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing

Friday, July 4, 2014 10:00 PM

Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global contract research and manufacturing organization, has completed the acquisition of Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, a former portfolio company of Altaris Capital Partners.

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Actavis completes acquisition of Furiex Pharmaceuticals

Friday, July 4, 2014 08:00 AM

Forest Laboratories, a subsidiary of Actavis, has successfully completed its acquisition of Furiex Pharmaceuticals in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion, and up to approximately $360 million in a Contingent Value Right (CVR) that may be payable based on the status of eluxadoline, Furiex's lead product, as a controlled drug following approval.

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CureVac, Sanofi Pasteur ink agreement to develop mRNA-based prophylactic vaccine

Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:00 AM

CureVac, a German-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has inked an agreement with Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, to develop and commercialize an mRNA-based vaccine against an undisclosed pathogen.

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d3 Medicine, Viroclinics Biosciences form virology drug development alliance

Thursday, July 3, 2014 08:00 AM

d3 Medicine, a biopharmaceutical strategic advisory company, and Viroclinics Biosciences, a virology service organization, have signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to provide biopharmaceutical customers with an integrated solution to accelerate the preclinical and clinical development of drugs, biologicals, vaccines and diagnostics targeting viral infectious diseases.

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