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Pfizer says acquiring biotech firm Medivation for $14 billion

Pfizer says acquiring biotech firm Medivation for $14 billion

Pfizer will purchase biotech firm Medivation, which specializes in cancer treatments, for some $14 billion, the US pharma giant said in a statement on Monday.

Model to enhance human lifespan developed

A leading ageing expert has teamed up with a biotech firm to prepare a model that can help defeat age-related diseases and increase one's life span in years to come.

GVK Bio acquires US headquartered Vanta Bioscience

Contract research firm GVK Bio today signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vanta Bioscience for an undisclosed sum.

Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 billion

Roche Holding AG has agreed to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune Inc for USD8.3 billion in cash, marking the latest multibillion-dollar deal in a consolidating pharmaceutical sector.

Ebola therapy hopes shift to small California biotech

Hopes of finding a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus shifted to a small California-based biotech company whose experimental drug has been used to treat two American missionary workers.

`Bangalore one of the largest bioscience clusters`

The country`s technology hub, Bangalore, is today one of the largest bioscience clusters on the planet with about 10,000 bioscience researchers and professionals located here, a top Karnataka government official today said.

MPs oppose biotech regulator

The Bill to set up a biotech
regulator appears to have run into further trouble with some
lawmakers opposing the proposal.

`Progress in biotech could harm human dignity`

Pope Benedict XVI warned that advances in biotech may harm human dignity.