A surge of takeover activity involving healthcare, financial and retail companies lifted the value of deals in July over $430 billion, making it the seventh-busiest mergers and acquisition month on record, Thomson Reuters data showed. A total of $436.4 billion worth of deals had been concluded as of July 30, including 14 bumper deals worth […]
The return on R&D investment for leading biopharmaceutical manufacturers fell to a nine-year low while the U.S. FDA approved a record-breaking amount of novel medicines during 2018.
In seeking innovative players that could change pharma and healthcare, Med Ad News found the developer of an app that helps people determine what illnesses are in their neighborhoods; the creator of a wearable injector that allows patients on biologics to receive these drugs outside the clinic; and a designer of a deep learning network aimed at giving pharma and healthcare companies a handle on their data.
The top performers of the launch class of 2016 have very little in common – aside from the fact that none of them came from a “classic” big pharma house.
US-headquartered generic drug manufacturer Amneal Pharmaceuticals is to create up to 300 jobs in Tipperary following its acquisition of the former Johnson & Johnson plant in Cashel. The 200,000 square foot facility was sold to Amneal by Singapore-based investment firm Solidus Private Equity. The former Johnson & Johnson plant had been vacant for four years […]
July 31, 2015By Alex Keown, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A Bloomberg survey of 30 investors indicates Biogen (BIIB) needs to enter the M&A fray sooner than expected in order to boost revenue, the business site reported this morning. Asthika Goonewardene, a health-care analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, said the Boston-based drugmaker should acquire […]
July 31, 2015By Alex Keown, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff CHICAGO – Despite Pfizer’s (PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company’s (LLY) expansion of research and development facilities, the two major pharmaceutical companies say they both plan on continuing to use contract research organizations (CRO), Outsourcing-Pharma reported this morning. Earlier this month, Pfizer announced plans to consolidate […]
OSAKA, Japan, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Guidance for FY2015 confirmed, including Core Earnings and Core EPS Highlights of Q1 results • Underlying revenue +6.1% year-to-year (reported revenue growing +8.5% to 446.3 billion yen)•Underlying core earnings and underlying core EPS were flat, year-to-yearGrowth supported by innovative new products •The growth of new products was sufficient […]
Amgen Inc. raised its 2015 guidance after reporting that its second-quarter earnings rose 6.9% on better-than-expected sales growth and lower operating expenses. For the year, the biotechnology company now expects per-share earnings of $9.55 to $9.80 and revenue of $21.1 billion to $21.4 billion, compared with its previously boosted estimate for per-share profit of $9.35 […]
Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) on Thursday said it would buy a small private company and has invested in another, with an option to buy, as it places bets on the future growth potential of minimally invasive systems to replace diseased heart valves. Abbott said it has agreed to acquire the equity in Minnesota-based Tendyne Holdings Inc […]
Health insurer Cigna Corp, which agreed last week to be bought by Anthem Inc for $47 billion, said on Thursday that medical services use was low in the second quarter, helping to keep costs in check and beat Wall Street profit estimates. Cigna’s report of a continued low utilization trend backs up a growing industry […]
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA.N), which this week revealed plans to buy Allergan’s (AGN.N) generics drugs business in a $40.5 billion deal, said on Thursday sales of its branded multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone rose 12 percent in the second quarter even though it faces new competition. Teva, the world’s biggest generic drug maker, said that global […]
* Q2 Business net income up 4.2 percent, above expectations * Analyst says Toujeo sales “underwhelming” * CEO Brandicourt to unveil strategic plan on Nov.6, open to M&A * Shares down 0.45 percent (Adds details, shares, comments) By Matthias Blamont and Noëlle Mennella PARIS, July 30 (Reuters) – Sanofi reported lower second quarter sales for […]