Takeda to boost global oncology portfolio with ARIAD Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition for $5.2 billion

2017-01-10 11:10:54

Takeda has firmed plans to acquire all of the outstanding shares in ARIAD for $24.00 per share in cash, or an enterprise value of approximately $5.2 billion to strengthen its oncology portfolio of therapeutics.  By Team ABLEJapanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and NASDAQ-listed ARIAD Pharmaceuticals have entered into a definitive agreement under which Takeda will acquir

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Global biotechnology market size to reach $604.40 billion by 2020: Grand View Research report

2017-01-10 11:09:09

The report indicates that increasing demand for biotechnology based diagnostics and therapeutics solutions such as recombinant technology, red biotechnology and DNA sequencing is expected to drive market growth.By Team ABLEA new research report by Grand View Research estimates that the global biotechnology market size is expected to reach USD 604.40 billion by 2020. The report indicates that incre

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Amgen, Immatics ink pact to co-develop novel bispecific cancer immunotherapies

2017-01-10 11:06:37

Amgen and Immatics Biotechnologies have announced a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement to develop next-generation, T-cell engaging bispecific immunotherapies targeting multiple cancers.By Team ABLEGlobally acclaimed biopharmaceutical company Amgen and Immatics Biotechnologies have announced a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement to develop next-generation, T-c

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California scientists identify a new approach to recycle greenhouse gas

2017-01-09 07:49:32

Ayala School of Biological Sciences researchers have discovered a bacterium that could reduce CO2 and release CO as a product, which could be explored further for new ways of recycling atmospheric CO2 into biofuels.By Team ABLELed by Yilin Hu, UCI assistant professor of molecular biology & biochemistry at the Ayala School of Biological Sciences, the researchers found that they could successful

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Australia’s Prima BioMed develops new humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody

2017-01-09 07:48:26

Prima BioMed has developed a new early stage product candidate, a humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody to be known as IMP761, which can improve immune response towards cancer indications.By Team ABLEAustralian company Prima BioMed has announced recently that it has developed a new early stage product candidate, a humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody to be known as IMP761. This antibody, developed at t

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American College of Physicians updates recommendations for treatment of type 2 diabetes

2017-01-09 07:46:59

The American Academy of Family Physicians has endorsed a guideline on the treatment of type 2 diabetes.By Team ABLEThe American Academy of Family Physicians has endorsed a guideline on the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Physicians should prescribe metformin to patients with type 2 diabetes when medication is needed to improve high blood sugar, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in

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USDA announces $2.9 million for biorefinery research

2017-01-09 07:45:21

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $2.9 million in funding for research to improve biorefinery technologies.By Team ABLEThe US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of $2.9 million in funding for research to improve biorefinery technologies. The Integrated Biorefinery Optimization pro

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BioAg Alliance advances new microbial solutions for agriculture

2017-01-06 08:59:58

Strong pipeline of microbial products designed to boost crop yields in a sustainable way announced.By Team ABLEThe BioAg Alliance, Monsanto’s and Novozymes’ collaboration to improve crop harvests through products containing naturally-occurring microbes, announced results from its 2016 field trial program and shared an updated research pipeline. Yield increases among top microbial strains avera

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Lancaster University Lecturer Dr Derek Gatherer lists five infectious diseases that will emerge in 2017

2017-01-06 08:49:55

Lancaster University Lecturer Dr Derek Gatherer has listed five infectious diseases that may break its boundaries and spread to adjoining areas in 2017.By Team ABLEUK’s Lancaster University Lecturer Dr Derek Gatherer, who works on bioinformatics and with a research interest in the study of the molecular evolution of viruses, has listed five infectious diseases that may break its boundaries and s

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Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) Changes Name to Reflect its Mission and Role of Member Companies

2017-01-06 08:43:49

The Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) has  changed its name to the Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization to better reflect the role its member companies.By Team ABLEThe Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) has announced that it has changed its name to the Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization to better reflect the role its member companies pl

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