Tuesday, 18 October 2011    PDF Print E-mail
Sanofi and its Subsidiary Genzyme to Feature More than 20 Data Presentations
GenzymeSanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and its subsidiary Genzyme announced today that more than 20 data presentations from the company's growing multiple sclerosis (MS) portfolio will be showcased at the 5th Joint Triennial Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS 2011). Data to be presented will include new results from pivotal Phase III clinical trials of the company's lead investigational candidates for the treatment of relapsing MS, LemtradaTM (alemtuzumab) and AubagioTM (oral teriflunomide), and will be featured in platform and poster presentations.
Thursday, 01 March 2012    PDF Print E-mail
Shire receives prestigious EURORDIS Company Award for exemplary work in rare diseases
ShireShire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has received the prestigious Company Award from the European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) for its exemplary work in the field of rare diseases. The EURORDIS Company Award, presented last night at the First International Rare Disease Day Gala Dinner in Brussels, is designed to reward outstanding accomplishments of pioneering companies developing treatments for rare disease.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012    PDF Print E-mail
Merck acquires cell culture media specialist Biochrom AG
Merck KGaAMerck announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Biochrom AG located in Berlin, Germany. The company, with approximately 60 employees and sales of approximately € 13 million in 2011, specializes in the production and marketing of cell-culture media and buffer solutions. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions such as the approval of the respective antitrust authority. Closing of the transaction is expected in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012    PDF Print E-mail
Jentadueto® (linagliptin/metformin hydrochloride) tablets recommended for approval
Eli Lilly and CompanyBoehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced they have received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) medicinal committee recommending approval of Jentadueto® (linagliptin/metformin hydrochloride) tablets, a medicine combining the DPP-4 inhibitor, linagliptin (the active ingredient in Tradjenta® tablets, marketed under the trade name Trajenta® in Europe) and metformin in a single tablet taken twice daily.
Friday, 14 September 2012    PDF Print E-mail
In line with its strategy, UCB expands its biotechnology base in Belgium
UCBIn line with its strategy, and in preparation for the growing demand for biological medicines, UCB today inaugurated its new pilot biotechnology plant at its Braine-L’Alleud site in Belgium. UCB's new biologics pilot production facility was officially opened at a ceremony attended by Jean-Claude Marcourt, Vice President and Minister for the Economy of the Walloon Government and Roch Doliveux, UCB's CEO.

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