Hikma Pharmaceuticals

Aeterna Zentaris, Hikma partner in commericalization of Perifosine

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Aeterna Zentaris and Hikma Pharmaceuticals have signed an exclusive commercialization and licensing agreement for the registration and marketing of perifosine, Aeterna Zentaris’ lead anti-cancer compound, for the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Perifosine, a novel oral Akt inhibitor, is currently in two phase III programs for the treatment of colorectal cancer and multiple myeloma in the United States and Europe.

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North American pharma growing by overseas acquisitions

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

European drugmakers have more competition for nearby buyouts these days, according to a report on FiercePharma. With North America’s pharma companies turning to international markets for growth, they’re scouting Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Middle East for potential generics deals, which is likely to push prices upward, experts told Dow Jones.

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