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Nestlé Opens Two New Consumer Healthcare Factories

China: Food for Special Medical Purposes

Nestlé Opens Two New Consumer Healthcare Factories

04/24/2018 - Nestlé inaugurated two new factories in the China Medical City in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province. The factories will meet the needs of consumers for Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) and skin care products. read...

Shire Turns Down 60 Billion Dollar Takeover Bid from Takeda

Japan/USA: Takeover Flurry in Pharmaceuticals

Shire Turns Down 60 Billion Dollar Takeover Bid from Takeda

04/19/2018 - Shire announced that it has turned down repeated takeover offers from Takeda Pharmaceutical. The latest offer amounted to about $ 60 billion. According to the company, the two sides were in talks about another “more attractive” transaction. read...

Tricking Viral Enzymes into Binding with Synthetic DNA

Biomimetic Chemistry

Tricking Viral Enzymes into Binding with Synthetic DNA

04/19/2018 - Synthetic molecules can not only mimic the structures of their biological models, they can also take on their functions and may even successfully compete with them, as an artificial DNA sequence designed by LMU chemist Ivan Huc now shows. read...

P&G Acquires Merck's Consumer-Health Business for 4.2 Billion Dollars

USA/Germany: Healthcare Business

P&G Acquires Merck's Consumer-Health Business for 4.2 Billion Dollars

04/19/2018 - Procter & Gamble agreed to buy Merck’s consumer-health business for $ 4.2 billion to bolster growth, betting that vitamins and decongestants can hasten its comeback. German drugmaker Merck put the the unit up for sale last year as it pumps money into testing new medicines. read...

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Partners with Penn State University for Research in Biotechnology

USA: Biotech Collaboration

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Partners with Penn State University for Research in Biotechnology

04/19/2018 - Through this collaboration, the German-based company intends to create a biotechnology hub that promotes innovation. read...

Articles

Pack to the Future: Serialization Made Simple

Serialization and Track & Trace

Pack to the Future: Serialization Made Simple

04/06/2018 - Learn how Antares Vision kickstarted the packaging industry into the future — Health and safety: Two small words that mean everything to a company like Antares Vision. They are the leader in the pharmaceutical market, which is now ten years ahead of other industries in terms of regulatory tracking requirements. read...

NEWS

Sanofi to Sell European Generic-Drug Unit to Advent

France: Biotechnology

Sanofi to Sell European Generic-Drug Unit to Advent

Sanofi plans to sell its European generic-drug unit to buyout firm Advent International for $ 2.4 billion as part of a broader move by Chief Executive Officer Olivier Brandicourt to focus resources on biotechnology and new medicines. read...

Wacker Expands Pharmaceutical-Protein Business by Acquiring Synco’s Plant

The Netherlands: Biopharma Expansion

Wacker Expands Pharmaceutical-Protein Business by Acquiring Synco’s Plant

Synco specialises in manufacturing live microbial biopharmaceuticals and the takeover is a vital move for Wacker to maintain its position in the highly competitive biopharmaceuticals market. read...

Advent Close to Acquiring Sanofi's European Generics Division

France: Pharmaceutical Industry

Advent Close to Acquiring Sanofi's European Generics Division

Advent International is apparently close to acquiring Sanofi’s European generics division in a deal valued at about $ 2.5 billion including debt. read...