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Is Sanofi Right to Bank on MS Drug?

Newswires have long been waiting for Sanofi-Aventis to officially announce its acquisition of US biotech company Genzyme, but what few analysts were expecting is just how much the transaction would hedge on one potentially controversial product. As the focus of Sanofi’s contingent value rights (CVR) approach, Genzyme’s multiple sclerosis treatment Lemtrada (also sold as Campath […]
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What Is Behind the Genzyme Job Cuts?

Troubled biotech Genzyme’s (Cambridge, MA) planned elimination of over 1,000 jobs (10% of its 12,800 workforce, according to the Boston Globe) over the next 15 months is not related to the takeover bid from French giant Sanofi Aventis, the company has said.
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Genzyme Snubs Sanofi Offer

Less than 24 hours after offering to purchase Genzyme for $18.5 billion, Sanofi-Aventis was sent a letter of rejection from the biotech firm’s board of directors stating that the offer just wasn’t worth it. “Without exception, each member of the Genzyme board believes this is not the right time to sell the company, because your […]
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