Articles Published in 2012

Insero Health completes phase I trial in drug resistant epilepsy

Thursday, December 13, 2012 08:00 AM

Insero Health, a clinical-stage company that develops small molecule therapies derived from natural products to treat neurological diseases, has completed a phase Ib trial of its lead compound INS001 in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. 

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Galderma to acquire Spirig Pharma

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 02:31 PM

Galderma Pharma, a Switzerland-based global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Spirig Pharma, a Swiss company that develops, produces, and markets dermatological products.

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Roche to invest $258M in diagnostics production in Germany

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 02:02 PM

Switzerland-based Roche has announced plans to invest over $258 million in its Penzberg biotechnology center, near Munich, Germany.

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GSK, Vodafone to help increase childhood vaccination in Mozambique

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:44 AM

Global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has formed a partnership with Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies, to harness innovative mobile technology to help vaccinate more children against common infectious diseases in Africa.

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Chiltern welcomes Cedric Burg and James Gunter

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:29 AM

Chiltern International, a global CRO, has appointed Dr. Cedric Burg and James Gunter to their team.

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Gilead Sciences to acquire YM Biosciences

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:17 AM

Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company based in Foster City, Calif., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire YM BioSciences, a drug development company based in Canada, for $2.95 per share in cash. 

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uniQure initiates phase I study in acute intermittent porphyria

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:48 AM

uniQure, a company that researches and develops human gene based therapies, has initiated its phase I clinical trial in acute intermittent porphyria (AIP).

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GSK, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to develop muscular dystrophy therapeutics

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:19 AM

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have formed a partnership to develop therapeutics to treat an inherited form of muscular dystrophy.

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Isis, AstraZeneca form strategic alliance on RNA therapeutics for cancer

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 09:51 AM

Isis Pharmaceuticals of Carlsbad, Calif., and global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca have formed a strategic alliance for the discovery and development of novel generation antisense therapeutics against five cancer targets, which includes a license to develop and commercialize ISIS-STAT3Rx, a drug Isis is currently evaluating in an early clinical trial in patients with advanced lymphomas.

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Pernix Therapeutics to acquire Somaxon Pharmaceuticals

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 09:22 AM

Pernix Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in The Woodlands, Texas, has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego-based specialty pharmaceutical company, in a stock-for-stock transaction with a total equity value of $25 million.

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