Navigation Links
Roche completes acquisition of ARIUS
Date:9/24/2008

- Gains access to new screening platform for antibody therapeutics

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Roche (SWX: ROG) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares and warrants of ARIUS Research (TSX: ARI). On September 19th, the Ontario Superior Court, Canada, approved the Plan of Arrangement previously approved by the security holders and announced in a press release dated 23 July 2008. All other conditions of closing have been satisfied.

ARIUS is the developer of a proprietary antibody platform called FunctionFIRST(TM), which rapidly identifies and selects antibodies based on their functional ability to affect disease before progressing into clinical development. This antibody generation engine has enabled ARIUS to develop a pipeline of more than 500 antibody drug candidates. The FunctionFIRST(TM) technology platform will allow Roche to further strengthen its developmental portfolio, initially within the areas of oncology and inflammatory diseases where this new technique offers potentially broad therapeutic applications.

About Roche

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups in the fields of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. As the world's biggest biotech company and an innovator of products and services for the early detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, the Group contributes on a broad range of fronts to improving people's health and quality of life. Roche is the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics and drugs for cancer and transplantation, and is a market leader in virology. It is also active in other major therapeutic areas such as autoimmune diseases, inflammatory and metabolic disorders and diseases of the central nervous system. In 2007 sales by the Pharmaceuticals Division totalled 36.8 billion Swiss francs, and the Diagnostics Division posted sales of 9.3 billion francs. Roche has R&D agreements and strategic alliances with numerous partners, including majority ownership interests in Genentech and Chugai, and invested over 8 billion Swiss francs in R&D in 2007. Worldwide, the Group employs about 80,000 people. Additional information is available on the Internet at http://www.roche.com.

All trademarks used or mentioned in this release are protected by law.


'/>"/>
SOURCE ARIUS Research Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Roche Joins Forces With Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church to Provide Free Hepatitis C Testing to the Community
2. Roche Extends Tender Offer for Ventana
3. Pharmasset and Roche to Present R7128 Data at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses
4. Roche Real-Time HIV Test is Faster and Less Labor-Intensive Than Competitors
5. Indivumed Supports Roche Diagnostics With Immunohistochemistry Services and Clinical Specimens for Biomarker Discovery and Drug Development
6. Amarin Announces Publication of Pre-Clinical Memory Data in Journal of Neurochemistry
7. Med Ad News Honors Roche as Company of the Year
8. MacroChem To Participate in PIPEs Conference October 18th and 19th in New York City
9. MacroChem Announces Michael Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D. Joins Companys Scientific Advisory Board
10. Phase I Results Announced for R1507 From Genmabs Collaboration With Roche
11. Kosan to Reacquire Epothilone Program From Roche
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... Health PRM, a chronic disease and transitions of care solution for use by ... staff to work at the top of their license. Care teams, care ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... , Jan. 24, 2017   Bracket , ... today announced the addition of Jennifer Peters ... Vice President and General Manager for the Scientific Services ... for Bracket,s work in Rater Training, Quality Assurance, and ... with a strong skillset and demonstrated record building technology-based ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... and increased serum leptin levels had a positive association with increased prostate growth ... published in the International Neurourology Journal involved 571 Korean men who underwent ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, ... career nominees for the 2017 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award. ... in which one in nine people suffers from hunger. The Foundation for Food ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/13/2017)... 13, 2017 Sandata Technologies, LLC, a ... homecare industry, including Electronic Visit Verification™ (EVV™), announced ... Jugs, as Senior Vice President of Product Management. ... of homecare experience to Sandata, where he will ... to align Sandata,s suite of solutions with the ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... 11, 2017 Intoxalock, a leading ignition interlock ... of its patent-pending calibration device. With this new technology, ... securely upload data logs and process repairs at service ... "Fighting drunk driving through the application of cutting-edge ... large, but also for the customer who can get ...
(Date:1/6/2017)... , Jan. 5, 2017  Delta ID Inc., a ... scanning technology for automotive at CES® 2017. Delta ID ... ) to demonstrate the use of iris scanning as ... authenticate the driver in a car, and as a ... driving experience. Delta ID and Gentex will ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):