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Shire Delivers Strong First Quarter Performance and Reiterates its Expectation of Good Full Year Earnings Growth
Date:4/26/2012

of Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc. ("Pervasis")

  • On April 19, 2012 Shire acquired substantially all the assets and certain liabilities of Pervasis. This acquisition adds VASCUGEL® to Shire's Regenerative Medicine business. VASCUGEL is currently in Phase 2 development for acute vascular repair, focused on improving hemodialysis access for patients with end-stage renal disease.

Acquisition of the US rights to prucalopride (marketed in certain countries in Europe as RESOLOR®) - for the symptomatic treatment of chronic constipation

  • On January 10, 2012 Shire announced that it had acquired the rights to develop and market prucalopride (marketed in certain countries in Europe as RESOLOR) in the US in an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V., part of the Johnson & Johnson Group.

In addition to the above acquisitions, we have entered into the following collaboration and in-license arrangements in the first quarter of 2012:

  • On February 1, 2012 Shire announced it had entered a collaboration and license agreement with Sangamo to develop therapeutics for hemophilia and other monogenic diseases based on Sangamo's zinc finger DNA-binding protein ("ZFP") technology.

  • On February 3, 2012 Shire exercised its option to acquire a worldwide exclusive license from Heptares Therapeutics Ltd ("Heptares") to certain novel adenosine A2a antagonist compounds. These compounds are currently in preclinical development and being considered as candidates for central nervous system ("CNS") disorders.

  • On February 29, 2012 Shire entered into a collaboration agreement with arGEN-X B.V. to develop novel therapeutic antibody p
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