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Shire expands rare disease reach with Viropharma Purchase

Authored by James Sheppard Shire has made its first significant acquisition since the arrival of new CEO, Flemming Ornskov. Shire announced that it had successfully acquired US based rare disease specialist Viropharma. Shire has agreed to pay $4.2bn for Viropharma … Continue reading

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Liftstream Attending World Orphan Drug Congress in Geneva

Authored by Karl Simpson This week sees the World Orphan Drug Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. After a successful WODC event back in April in Washington, we’re looking forward to a very engaging conference with some of the industry’s most illustrious … Continue reading

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Roche Returns to Antibiotics with Polyphor Deal

Authored by James Sheppard Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche signalled its return to the antibiotics market with its $560m deal for the rights to Swiss biotech Polyphor’s experimental antibiotic. The deal will see Polyphor receive $40m upfront and a further $520m … Continue reading

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Fidelity Biosciences and REGENX launch new gene therapy company

Authored by James Sheppard The US based venture capital company Fidelity Bioscience has partnered with biotechnology firm REGENX to launch a new company utlising adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy. The company will have access to world class technology and development … Continue reading

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