bluebird bio announced the official opening of its first wholly owned manufacturing facility in Durham, N.C., that will produce lentiviral vector for the company’s investigational gene and cell therapies, including: bb2121 and bb21217 for the treatment of multiple myeloma and potentially LentiGlobin for the treatment of transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) and sickle cell disease.
25 Mar 2019
21 Mar 2019
The Mundipharma network of independent associated companies has launched the type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) treatments Invokana (canagliflozin) and Vokanamet (canagliflozin, metformin) in Norway.
18 Mar 2019
Blackstone-managed private equity funds have agreed to acquire Japanese specialty pharmaceutical firm Ayumi Pharmaceutical from an independent private equity firm Unison Capital.
13 Mar 2019
Fujifilm has agreed to acquire to acquire Biogen (Denmark) Manufacturing ApS, a large-scale biologics manufacturing site located in Hillerød near Copenhagen, Denmark (Biogen Hillerød), for about $890m in cash.
06 Mar 2019
Ligand Pharmaceuticals and Royalty Pharma announce the sale of Ligand’s Promacta-related intellectual property rights licensed to Novartis, including the royalty stream on worldwide net sales of Promacta to Royalty Pharma for $827m in cash.
04 Mar 2019
Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical and Sagent Pharmaceuticals, a Nichi-Iko Group Company ("Sagent"), a leader of specialty pharmaceutical products with an emphasis on the injectable market, announced that Sagent has acquired an FDA-approved manufacturing site in Raleigh, North Carolina, from Xellia Pharmaceuticals ("Xellia").
27 Feb 2019
Bausch Health announced that the company was selected as the successful bidder to acquire certain assets of Synergy Pharmaceuticals for a cash purchase price of approximately $195m and the assumption of certain assumed liabilities, pursuant to the terms of the stalking horse asset purchase agreement previously entered into with the company.
26 Feb 2019
Science and technology firm Danaher has agreed to acquire the biopharma business of GE Life Sciences (GE Biopharma) for a cash purchase price of about $21.4bn.
21 Feb 2019
The US affiliate of specialty pharmaceutical company Indivior has introduced an authorized generic version of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film in the US.
14 Feb 2019
UK-based Clinigen Group has agreed to acquire the US rights to Proleukin (aldesleukin, human recombinant interleukin-2) from Novartis in an all-cash deal worth up to $210m.