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Healthcare solutions provider, Novartis, is set to gain further ground in the area of gene therapy through its agreement to acquire AveXis — US-based clinical stage gene therapy company — for $8.7 billion. more

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Provider of biospecimens and related services, BioIVT, has acquired multinational cell-based assay company, Ascendance Biotechnology, expanding its drug safety testing and toxicology portfolios. more

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Tablet compression tooling manufacturer, Natoli Engineering Company, has acquired Carlisle Precision Machining (CPM) of Nampa, Idaho — an aftermarket change and spare parts provider for many brands of Bosch-type encapsulation machines more

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Ardena, contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), has acquired a contract manufacturer of novel active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and nanomedicines, ChemConnection. more

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Citoxlab Group, a non-clinical contract research organisation (CRO), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a CRO that specialises in drug transporter studies and the assessment of drug-drug interactions (DDI), Solvo Biotechnology. more

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Sanofi has completed its acquisition of Bioverativ for $105 per share in cash. As a result, Bioverativ is now a fully owned subsidiary of Sanofi. more

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Pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider, PCI Pharma Services, has now completed its acquisition of Australian based Pharmaceutical Packaging Professionals (PPP). more

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Roche has revealed it will acquire healthcare technology and services company, Flatiron Health, in an agreement that will see the companies leverage their respective expertise to advance industry-wide development and delivery of oncology medicines. more

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Debiopharm Group, international biopharmaceutical group, has continued its efforts in the fight against antibiotic resistance by investing in antibiotic development through acquiring a minority stake in ABAC Therapeutics. more

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Pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider, PCI Pharma Services, has revealed its intentions to acquire the Australia-based clinical services provider, Pharmaceutical Packaging Professionals (PPP). more

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Certara, model-informed drug development & regulatory science company, has acquired a data visualisation SaaS company, BaseCase Management, strengthening its visualisation & communications capabilities across its data science decision-support chain more

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Sanofi is to acquire all outstanding ordinary shares of a biopharmaceutical company that is currently focused on the discovery and development of Nanobodies, Ablynx. more

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Global provider of custom radiolabelling and integrated drug discovery services, Selcia has been acquired by Eurofins Scientific — global analytical testing and pharma discovery services company. more

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A definitive acquisition agreement has been formed between Sanofi and biopharmaceutical company, Bioverativ, which will see Sanofi acquire all the outstanding shares of Bioverativ for an equity value of approximately $11.6 billion. more

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Micro filtration and single-use system specialist, Meissner Filtration Products, has acquired a supplier of advanced aseptic filling systems and sealers to the pharmaceutical industry, PDC Aseptic Filling Systems. more

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Regional clinical research organisation (CRO), Optimapharm, has acquired the Czech company MKS Research to strengthen its portfolio of clients in the pharma and biotech industries. more

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company has announced its intention to acquire the advanced biopharmaceutical company, TiGenix. more

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Austrian company, Biocrates Life Sciences, has acquired a specialist in metabolomics biomarker development and healthcare services, Metanomics Health, to serve the metabolomics market as a total solution provider. more

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WIRB Copernicus Group (WCG) has acquired a provider of integrated end-to-end pharmacovigilance and drug safety solutions for the biopharmaceutical and biotech industry, Vigilare International. more

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GE Healthcare has announced the completion of its acquisition of a bioprocessing start-up, Puridify — which is developing a nanofiber-based platform purification technology for biopharmaceutical production. more

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