Over the last 4 months, Cephalon has completed deals designed to help build a portfolio of products targeted to inflammatory diseases. Earlier this month, Cephalon acquired exclusive worldwide rights to the ImmuPharma investigational compound, LUPUZOR(TM), which is in development for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus. In January, the company announced an option to acquire privately-held Ception Therapeutics, Inc., whose lead humanized monoclonal antibody compound, reslizumab, is in development for the treatment of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis.
Cephalon is being advised by Ferghana Partners Inc., Deutsche Bank and Johnson Winter & Slattery.
About Cephalon, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of many unique products in four core therapeutic areas: central nervous system, inflammatory diseases, pain, and oncology. A member of the Fortune 1000 and the S&P 500 Index, Cephalon currently employs approximately 3,000 people in the United States and Europe. U.S. sites include the company's headquarters in Frazer, Pennsylvania, and offices, laboratories or manufacturing facilities in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Salt Lake City, Utah, and suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cephalon has a growing presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Cephalon European headquarters and pre-clinical development center are located in Maisons-Alfort, France, just outside of Paris. Key business units are located in England, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlan
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