Category Archives: Deals

Big Pharma’s Big Tuesday: A New Age of Megamerger?

What’s the opposite of Black Tuesday? White Tuesday? Bright Tuesday? Because Tuesday the stock market was buzzing following the news that Novartis is to acquire GSK’s cancer drugs business, while selling its vaccines division to GSK. With the speculation of a $100bn Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca and Valeant Pharmaceuticals added in, prices went soaring. As of […]
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CRO M&As Show No Sign of Slowing Down

By Lisa Henderson. With all of the activity in CRO M&As the past three years, it’s slightly amazing that it continues — and that analysts don’t see it slowing down. In fact, investment analysts speaking to the Partnerships in Clinical Trials event this month believe that from a Wall Street perspective, the publicly-traded CROs are […]
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M&As and IPOs Shake Up CMO Industry

The CMO industry is undergoing a wave of ownership changes, including acquisitions, divestitures, and initial public offerings (IPOs). Ownership changes can lead to significant changes in a company’s strategy, focus, and prospects, so it is important for bio/pharmaceutical companies to review the implications of a key supplier’s change in ownership, writes Jim Miller. Recently announced […]
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Weak IP Protection Threatens Asia-Pac Biotech Boom

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is experiencing a significant boom in the volume of private equity and venture capital  investments in biotechnology. According to research and consulting firm GlobalData, healthcare private equity investment in APAC increased by 125.8% between 2011 and 2013,  whereas deal activities in Europe and North America decreased by 30.5% and 2.5% between 2012 […]
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Venn Life Sciences Puts LabSkin in the Game

Just think what Frankenstein could do with this product. It looks like skin, feels like skin, but it’s not skin. It’s LabSkin, a facsimile, being manufactured by a clinical research group Venn Life Sciences. Demand for replacement technologies stemmed from the European Union ban on selling cosmetics tested on animals in March 2013, proving where […]
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