Almirall

AstraZeneca has acquired Almirall’s respiratory business

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Almirall, a global company based in Barcelona dedicated to providing valuable medicines through its R&D, agreements and alliances, has completed the transaction to transfer to AstraZeneca the rights to Almirall’s respiratory franchise after all closing conditions have been satisfied. AZ now will own the rights for the development and commercialization of Almirall’s existing proprietary respiratory business, including rights to revenues from Almirall’s partnerships, as well as its pipeline of investigational novel therapies.

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Almirall reorganizes in Europe, cuts 250 positions

Friday, December 6, 2013

Pharmaceutical company Almirall has reorganized in Europe to optimize its portfolio potential. Pharmaceutical markets in Europe, particularly in Spain, have been affected in recent years by economically driven decisions made by various countries’ health authorities that have negatively affected the growth of those markets and the introduction and uptake of new products. 

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AB-Biotics acquires patent for predicting antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal symptoms

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Spanish biotech company AB-Biotics has acquired the rights to a patent which predicts the high or low risk of a patient treated with antipsychotic drugs developing extrapyramidal symptoms. Side effects induced by antipsychotic drugs affect patient movement and include muscle rigidity, parkinsonism, akinesia (inability to initiate movement) and akathisia (inability to remain motionless).

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Almirall’s Constella approved in Europe for IBS-C

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization to Almirall’s Constella (linaclotide 290mcg) for the symptomatic treatment of moderate to severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in adults . This approval follows the positive recommendation received from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in September.

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Almirall, Quintiles sign long-term commercial U.K. partnership

Monday, July 30, 2012

Global pharmaceutical company Almirall and Quintiles, a fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company, have reached a long-term strategic partnership agreement to promote Almirall’s respiratory portfolio in the U.K. commencing with a new, long-acting antimuscarinic (LAMA) delivered via an innovative, multi-dose inhaler for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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