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Pharmacia may take 51.5 percent Abbott stake

PHARMACIA Corp is close to signing a deal to acquire the 51.5 per cent stake in Abbott Laboratories India held by fellow US drugmaker Abbott Laboratories Inc. An industry source who declined to be identified, said Pharmacia could reach an agreement in the next few days to buy the stake in Abbott Laboratories India. // .... "If all goes well, senior Abbott officials from the company’s regional of...

Abbott Laboratories to buy Biocompatibles' cardiovascular stent business

Abbott Laboratories said it has agreed to acquire the cardiovascular stent business of Biocompatibles International PLC for $234.5 million in cash. Abbott said the deal will strengthen its portfolio of products and will expand its international presence in the vascular business for polymer-coated stents - tiny metal tubes that keep blood vessels open.// ....Abbott has been the exclusive U.S. dis...

Abbott’s Laboratories R&D Capabilities Questione

Abbott Laboratories shares fell by 1.3% to close at $43.80 following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejection of its new drug Xinlay. Increased number of scientists and analysts question the efficiency of Abbott’s R&D // , after the rejection of its drug. ..The drug that is to be used for the treatment of Prostate cancer failed in its Phase III trial leading to disapproval of the drug b...

Abbott Receives CE Mark Certification

The CE Mark certification has been received by the global healthcare company Abbott towards a new test for detecting the Neissera gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis // (CT) sexually transmitted pathogens. This will enable the company to sell the product in the European Union (EU). The test will be conducted through the Abbott m2000?, which uses real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) an...

Abbott to Subsidize Price of HIV Drug

The US-based pharmaceutical multi-national, the Abbott, has agreed to lower the prices of Kaletra/Aluvia in low and low-middle income countries to one thousand// US dollars, on a request from the World Health Organization’s Director-General Margaret Chan. ..Kaletra is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infected adults and children above the age of 2 years, in combination with other antiretrov...

Abbott Offers Aluvia to Thailand in Return for Compulsory Licensing Halt

Abbott Laboratories said this week that it is willing to proceed with the registration of a heat stable version of lopinavir/ritonavir called Aluvia in Thailand if the Thai// government will halt its plans for a compulsory license to allow imports of a generic version from India, and will sell it to the Thai government for $1000 a year. ....Abbott has been in dispute with the Thai government si...

Abbott's Humira(r) (Adalimumab) Gets Approval by EU for Crohn's Disease Treatment

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Abbott announced today that it has received marketing authorization from the European Commission for the use of HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) as a treatment for severe Crohn's disease. HUMIRA is the first self-administered biologic for the treatment of Crohn's disease and offers an effective and convenient treatment option that can help enable patients to maintain control of their di...

Tony Abbott Confident Of Australias Vote For Performance Not Promise

Australians will recognize performance over promise and reward the federal government with their vote at the next election, Health and Ageing Minister Tony Abbott avers. At the same time he concedes that two bad post-budget polls for the government recently, were "a bit discouraging". ..."I'm confident that come Election Day, people will reward the good performance that they have had from this...

Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe

Represents first and only molecular test capable of detecting and measuring all known forms of hepatitis B genotypes, providing a valuable tool for physicians in managing patient therapy. ......Abbott and Celera, an Applera Corporation business, announced today that Abbott has received CE marking for a real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for monitoring hepatitis B (HBV) viral load in...

AIDS Foundation Lauds Brazil for Negotiating Price Cut on Abbott's Kaletra

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the US' largest HIV/AIDS healthcare, prevention and education provider, which operates free AIDS treatment clinics in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia, today lauded the government of Brazil for successfully negotiating a price cut of 30% on Abbott Laboratories' lifesaving medication, Kaletra (its two drug AIDS drug combination including lopinavir...
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