AstraZeneca sells rights for Atacand to Cheplapharm

AstraZeneca has agreed to sell the commercial rights to Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) and Atacand Plus (fixed-dose combination of candesartan cilexetil and hydrochlorothiazide) in Europe...

NanoGenics acquired to advance gene therapy

The Scottish Biotech company Ryboquin, announces the acquisition of Nanogenic Solutions, to form a new product and platform company, Nanogenics Limited. The combined company,...

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EUSA Pharma acquires SYLVANT from Janssen for $115 million

BioIVT acquires Optivia Biotechnology

BioIVT, a provider of research models and services for drug development, has announced that it has acquired Santa Clara, CA-based Optivia Biotechnology and its...

Sanofi and Advent finalise negotiations for the acquisition of Zentiva

Sanofi and Advent International (Advent) have finished negotiations for the acquisition of Zentiva - Sanofi's European generics business. Advent and the companies have signed a Share Purchase Agreement worth €1.9 billion...

Takeda ups bid to $65 billion in negotiations to buy Shire

Takeda has increased offer to buy Shire for a mix of stock and cash worth ~$65 billion

Merck to sell Consumer Health to Procter & Gamble

Merck has sold its global Consumer Health business to Procter & Gamble

Advent in negotiations to acquire Sanofi’s generics business

Advent and Sanofi are in negotiations under which Advent would acquire Zentiva,

Certara acquires Analytica Laser

Certara announced it has acquired Analytica Laser which uses health economics and outcomes research (HEOR)

Mylan partners with Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics

Mylan partners with Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics to commercialise a biosimilar to Humira®

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