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Pharma companies join forces to block list price disclosure

US19-06-2019

Pharmaceutical companies Merck & Co, Eli Lilly, and Amgen are suing the US Department of Health and Human Services over proposed rules which would force companies to disclose the list prices of drugs in TV advertisements.

English High Court upholds Sequenom patent for prenatal test

US18-06-2019

US-based gene sequencing company Sequenom was handed a win yesterday after a UK court ruled that The Doctors Laboratory and Ariosa Diagnostics, which is owned by Roche, had infringed its patent.

Pfizer to acquire Array BioPharma for $11.4bn

US17-06-2019

US biopharmaceutical company Pfizer has entered agreed to acquire Array BioPharma, a biotechnology company which develops small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer.

FDA selects Merck, IBM, KPMG and Walmart for blockchain pilot

US17-06-2019

The US Food and Drug Administration has chosen Merck & Co, IBM, KPMG, and Walmart to form a pilot project aimed at evaluating the use of blockchain to protect pharmaceutical product integrity.

GSK unites with CRISPR pioneer Doudna

UK, US14-06-2019

British-based pharmaceutical company GSK has entered into a five-year collaboration with the University of California to explore how gene mutations cause disease and accelerate drug discovery.

Dassault Systèmes makes $5.8bn health data deal

US13-06-2019Mergers & acquisitions

Software company Dassault Systèmes has targeted the life sciences sector with the $5.8 billion acquisition of Medidata Solutions, a US-firm firm focused on clinical trials.

BASF appeals to Federal Circuit in agritech dispute

US13-06-2019

BASF Plant Science, the plant biotech-focused subsidiary of BASF, has asked the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to overturn a finding that certain claims of a transgenic plant technology patent were invalid.

Russian scientist pledges to make more CRISPR-edited babies

EU, Russia12-06-2019

A Russian scientist is planning to create CRISPR-edited babies, despite the widespread condemnation levelled at the first scientist who created ‘edited’ twins.

Avocado company drops plant patent suit against rival

12-06-2019

Dominican Republic-based Agroindustrial Ocoeña has asked a US court to dismiss its plant patent claim against a competitor run by the patent inventor’s brother.

India to make barcoding mandatory on all drugs

India11-06-2019

India is to make barcoding mandatory on all medicines sold within the country after a recent report by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) identified the country as the largest producer of counterfeit pharmaceuticals in the world.

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