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Beckman Coulter Completes Acquisition of Olympus' Lab-Based Diagnostics Business

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Olympus' lab-based dia...

U.S. Federal Trade Commission to Challenge Thoratec's Proposed Acquisition of HeartWare International

PLEASANTON, Calif., FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR ), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, and HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: ...

GlaxoSmithKline Completes Acquisition of Stiefel

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) (NYSE: GSK ) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. GSK has acquired the total share capital of Stiefel for a cash consideration of $2.9 bil...

Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition of Cougar Biotechnology

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) today announced it has successfully completed its acquisition of Cougar Biotechnology, Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company with a specific focus on oncology. Johnson & John...

Varian Medical Systems Acquires Assets of IKOEmed and IKOEtech; Acquisition to Add Software for Accelerating Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc., (NYSE: VAR ) today announced it has acquired the assets of Houston-based IKOEmed and IKOEtech, privately-owned suppliers of software used in the planning of radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments. The acq...

OmniComm Systems Announces Acquisition of EDC Business of eResearchTechnology

-- Acquisition Extends the Company's Suite of Products and Increases Breadth of EDC Customers -- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and PHILADELPHIA, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OmniComm Systems, Inc. (R) (OTC Bulletin Board: OMCM) ("OmniComm") a leader in integrated electronic data capture (EDC) so...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Regulatory Clearance for Its Planned Acquisition of Cougar Biotechnology

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) today announced the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act with respect to its previously announced planned ...

Brooks Instrument Completes Acquisition of Celerity's Instrumentation Division

Brooks Instrument, a world-leading provider of flow measurement and control devices and level gauges, today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Celerity's Instrumentation division, a technology leader in precision instruments and advanced gas and liquid delivery solutions for the glo...

Apex Bioventures Acquisition Corporation Receives Notice of Extension from NYSE Amex

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apex Bioventures Acquisition Corporation (NYSE Amex: PEX ) (the "Company") announced today that it has received notice from NYSE Amex LLC (the "Exchange") that the plan of compliance submitted by the Company has been accepted by the Exchange...

CRO Acquisition Seen Boosting Activity, Positioning ASG, Inc., for New Growth in Q2

CARY, N.C., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ASG, Inc., saw continued growth in the first quarter following its acquisition of neighboring Ockham Development Group. The February merger with the full-service contract research organization sought to expand the breadth and value of services that Cary, Nor...

China Biologic Products Completes Acquisition of 90% Controlling Interest in Chongqing Dalin Biologic Technologies Co., Ltd.

TAIAN CITY, China, April 17 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Biologic Products, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBPO) ("China Biologic" or the "Company"), one of the leading plasma-based biopharmaceutical companies in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced that it has completed the th...

Gen-Probe Completes Acquisition of Tepnel Life Sciences

- Transaction Brings Growth Opportunities in Transplant Diagnostics, Genetic Testing and Pharmaceutical Services, Accelerates European Expansion Strategy - SAN DIEGO, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gen-Probe (Nasdaq: GPRO ) announced today that the Company has completed its acquisition o...

China Biologic Products Completes Acquisition of 35% Interest in Xi'an Huitian Blood Products Co., Ltd.

TAIAN CITY, Shandong, China, March 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Biologic Products, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBPO) ("China Biologic" or the "Company"), one of the leading plasma-based pharmaceutical companies in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced that, its indirect ma...

RoundTable Healthcare Partners Facilitates Product Acquisition for CorePharma

Leucovorin Calcium Augments CorePharma's Growing Product Portfolio LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- RoundTable Healthcare Partners ("RoundTable"), an operating-oriented private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, announced today that its portfolio company C...

JAG Media Holdings, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent for the Acquisition of CardioGenics Inc. by a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of JAG Media

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JAG Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: JAGH) announced today that it has entered into a letter of intent with CardioGenics Inc. and its principal stockholder, pursuant to which CardioGenics will be acquired by JAG Media through its subsid...

Covance Increases Early Clinical Footprint in Europe with Acquisition of Swiss-Based Early Clinical Development Site

PRINCETON, N.J., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD ) announced today that it is expanding its clinical pharmacology footprint in Europe with the acquisition of Swiss Pharma Contract, a 50-bed clinical research company based in Basel, Switzerland. "Our clients' need ...

BVF Acquisition LLC Extends Avigen Tender Offer to April 3, 2009

NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BVF Acquisition LLC (the "Purchaser"), an affiliate of Biotechnology Value Fund L.P. ("BVF"), which has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Avigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGN ) ("Avigen") for $1.00 per share, announced today that i...

Morningstar Healthcare Analysts to Discuss Top 15 Biotech Acquisition Targets on Wednesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. EST

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN ), a leading provider of independent investment research, is holding a conference call for institutional investors including portfolio managers at mutual funds, hedge funds, pensions, and endowments. The topic of the ...

Mach One Corporation Completes Acquisition of Ceres Organic Harvest, Inc.

BELGIUM, Wis., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mach One Corporation (Pink Sheets: MNCN), is pleased to announce that it has closed the purchase of Ceres Organic Harvest, Inc. an organic grain and grain-based company that supplies ingredients to the food, feed and dairy industries. Ceres Organic ...

BVF Acquisition LLC Extends Avigen Tender Offer to March 6, 2009

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BVF Acquisition LLC (the "Purchaser"), an affiliate of Biotechnology Value Fund L.P. ("BVF"), which has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Avigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGN ) ("Avigen") for $1.00 per share, announced today that i...

Mach One Closes on Acquisition of Biopharmaceutical Design & Engineering Firm

BELGIUM, Wis., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mach One Corporation (Pink Sheets: MNCN), a global health company that develops biotechnology based solutions for positive, long term benefit to the agricultural and consumer markets, announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Modular ...

Shire to Enter European ADHD Market With the Acquisition of EQUASYM(R) IR and XL

PHILADELPHIA and DUBLIN, February 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that it has signed an agreement with UCB to acquire the worldwide rights to EQUASYM(R) IR and XL (methylphenidate hydrochloride) (exc...

XenoTech LLC Offers Drug Industry New Metabolite Profiling Services Following Acquisition of Waters Synapt HDMS System

Investing in Groundbreaking Mass Spectrometry Technology Allows Contract Research Organization to Offer Pharmaceutical Clients Comprehensive Pre-Clinical Study Data MILFORD, Mass., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT ) announced today that XenoTech (Lenexa, K...

Helsinn Announces the Acquisition of Sapphire Therapeutics Inc., USA to Establish Helsinn Therapeutics (US) Inc.

LUGANO, Switzerland, January 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Swiss pharmaceutical group Helsinn announced the acquisition, of the US biopharmaceutical company, Sapphire Therapeutics Inc. with headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for an undisclosed amount. The establishment of a US-base...

BVF Acquisition LLC, a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P., Commences Tender Offer for Any and All Outstanding Shares of Avigen at $1.00 Per Share

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- BVF Acquisition LLC (the "Purchaser"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. ("BVF"), announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of the outstanding common stock of Avigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGN ) ("Avigen...

Abbott Expands Its Growing Medical Device Business With Acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO)

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ) and Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) (NYSE: EYE ) announced today a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire AMO for $22 per share in cash, for a total transaction value of approximately $2.8 bil...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Completes Acquisition of Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ) today announced that effective December 31, 2008, the company completed its acquisition of Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc., a privately held dermatology company that specializes in the ...

Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition of Omrix Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Omrix Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company that develops and markets biosurgical and immunotherapy...

Covanta Announces Amended Terms for its Acquisition of Two Biomass Energy Facilities in Maine

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA ), a world leader in development, operation and ownership of Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy facilities, today announced that it has amended its agreement to purchase two biomass energy facilities...

Cepheid Accelerates Direct Sales Channel in UK With Pending Acquisition of Medical Distributor Stretton Scientific

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stretton Scientific Limited, a privately held distributor of scientific diagnostic, measuring and monitoring equipment based in Stretton, Englan...

Dynamic Signs Asset Acquisition Deal With Cannex and Brings Onboard Leading Medical Cannabis Research Scientist Dr. Robert Melamede, Former Chairman of the Biology Department, University of Colorado

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dynamic Alert Limited (OTC Bulletin Board: DYMC) (the "Company") is an emerging biotechnology leader specializing in the commercialization of medical cannabis-based pharmaceutical products. Today the Company is pleased to announce it has signed ...

Golub Capital Provides Debt Financing to Support the Acquisition of DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. by MTS Health Investors, LLC

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Golub Capital today announced that it has provided a GOLD facility for the acquisition of DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (DDC) by MTS Health Investors, LLC (MTS). GOLD financings are proprietary Golub Capital One-Loan Debt facilities. Terms of the transaction we...

Plexon Inc Delivers 500th "Harvey Box" : 25 Years of Neural Data Acquisition and Analysis Leads to 500th System Sale

Plexon Inc, Dallas-based maker of neurotechnology research systems, announced the sale of its 500th Multi-Channel Acquisition Processor (MAP) system since the company was founded in 1983. DALLAS (Business Wire EON) October 20, 2008 -- The MAP system, or "Harvey B...

Roche completes acquisition of ARIUS

- 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...

Tethys Bioscience Announces Acquisition of Lipomics Technologies

Addition of metabolite technology uniquely positions company as it expands its line of predictive diagnostic tests EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Tethys Bioscience, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Lipomics Technologies of West Sacramento, Calif. The acquis...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Peng Lai Jin Chuang Company

HARBIN, China, Sept. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Amex: CSY ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced today that it c...

Arius announces leading independent proxy firm, RiskMetrics ISS Canada, recommends shareholders vote for the arrangement involving its acquisition by Roche

TORONTO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ARIUS Research Inc., (TSX: ARI), a biotechnology company discovering and developing the next wave of antibody therapeutics, today announced that RiskMetrics ISS Canada, Canada's leading independent proxy firm, has indicated that they have no objection ...

PAREXEL International Updates Financial Guidance in Conjunction With the Acquisition of ClinPhone Plc and Other Factors

BOSTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ), a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, today updated its forward-looking financial guidance for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009 (ending September 30, 2008) and for the full Fi...

Boveran Diagnostics, Inc. Announces Planned Acquisition of New York-Based Pathology Lab: Sophora Diagnostic Lab, Inc.

OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boveran Diagnostics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BOVD) ("Boveran") today announced its has executed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") to acquire majority interest in Sophora Diagnostic Lab, Inc., a New York-based cancer pathology lab ("Sophora"). Pursu...

Elanco Announces Acquisition of Posilac(R) Dairy Business

Deal Provides Strategic Fit with Lilly's Animal Health Division GREENFIELD, Ind., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ), today announced that Lilly has signed an agreement to acquire the worldwide rights to the dairy cow supplement, Pos...
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