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Cortendo joins a rare disease crowd in Ireland
Hans Schikan appointed Chairman of Complix
Complix, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a pipeline of transformative protein therapeutics, called Alphabodies™, mainly focused on oncology and autoimmune diseases, today announced the appointment of Hans Schikan as Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Onyx deal signals broader interest in orphan drugs
Authored by Karl Simpson
Ultragenyx focused on ultra-rare disease future
Authored by Paul Foster
BioMarin Acquires Zacharon Pharmaceuticals
On January 10th 2013, BioMarin announced it had acquired the privately held US biotechnology company Zacharon Pharmaceuticals. Zacharon develops small molecules targeting pathways of glycan and glycolipid metabolism. BioMarin has purchased 100% of Zacahron’s shares with a $10m upfront payment combined with regular clinical, regulatory and commercial milestone payments. BioMarin operates in the Rare Disease space where it currently has 4 marketed products and now employs over 1000 personnel worldwide.
Rare Disease Year in Review
This year has been a tumultuous year for the rare diseases market with a number of significant news stories revolving around M&A rumours, regulatory approvals, IPO’s, investments and partnering agreements. Liftstream takes a look at these events: