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Uncertain Outlook for Pharma and Biotech Deals Following 'Turbulent' 2011

Peter Young, President and Managing Director of international investment bank Young & Partners, looks at what lies ahead for pharma and biotech following a turbulent 2011. The business outlook for pharma companies for the rest of 2012 and beyond is mixed, as pharma companies struggle to realign themselves to a new business model that will […]
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Putting the M Back in M&A

Joe Panetta, president and CEO of BIOCOM, discusses an emerging model of M&As in which human and IP assets are valued and biotech brings expertise to Big Pharma as venture capitalist funding dwindles and patent cliffs loom large. Pharm Exec: Can you tell me about how small biotech and specialty companies have started switching from […]
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With Cephalon Buy, Teva Bets on Brand Drugs and More In-House Innovation

If commodity generics and in-licensing deals are all the rage, then Teva just strapped on a fanny pack with its $6.8 billion acquisition of Cephalon. The deal is expected to skyrocket Teva’s brand drug portfolio to $7 billion in annual sales, making Teva “not only the world’s largest generics company, but also one of the […]
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Pfizer Adds FoldRx to its Specialty Care Unit

Pfizer on Wednesday announced that it acquired a small rare-disease drug firm, FoldRx, for an undisclosed sum of money. Pfizer spokeswoman Gwen Fischer told Pharm Exec that the deal came together in a matter of weeks, and that FoldRx will be fully incorporated into Pfizer’s research division. All of FoldRx’s employees are expected to become […]
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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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