Baltic Countries

Estonia

08.05.2004

Tartu - After disagreements over the prestigous Estonian Genome Project's (EGP) research focus, the EGP Foundation and the California-based investor EGeen International Corp. have signed an agreement in early April. Under its terms US-sponsor EGeen will finance the Genome Project with another a1.6 million (see EuroBiotechNews 3/04). However these funds will last only until November this year and ensure the collection of data of about 5,000 gene donors - the original plan had allotted 17,000 for 2004. Approximately another a8-10 million would be needed in order to continue the project until the end of the next financing round in 2006. By then the project had envisaged the collection of 100,000 blood samples. “Nego-tiations about financing the project for year 2005 are in progress. It is too early to foretell the results at the moment”, explained Aire Koik, head of information at the Estonian Genome Project Foundation, to EuroBiotechNews.

Baltic Countries

17.08.2011

Under the motto “10 Years ScanBalt Bioregion – Towards a Balanced Regional Development and Smart Specialisation in the Baltic Sea Region”, the ScanBalt Bio­Region is holding the 10th ScanBalt Forum from September 21st-23rd....

Baltic Countries

11.06.2011

Kaunas – US-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. said in mid-May that it is purchasing an 87.2% share in Lithuanian generic drug maker Sanitas AB for EUR314m in cash, and will make a mandatory tender offer to acquire...

Baltic Countries

25.05.2011

Kaunas – US company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. wants to purchase Lithuanian generic drug maker Sanitas AB for EUR314 million in cash. Shareholders of Sanitas have already agreed to sell Valeant 87.2% of Sanitas’...

Baltic Countries

03.11.2010

Bucharest – Plans by Romanian Environment Minister Lazlo Borbely to implement a five-year ban on GMO acreage beginning next spring have been fiercely attacked by the country’s Agriculture Minister Valeriu Tabara. Borbely has...

Baltic Countries

16.09.2010

Kopavogur – Iceland’s ORF Genetics Ltd. and the Indian company DM Corp. Pvt. Ltd. are planning to collaborate on the development, production and marketing of protein drugs. The two CEOs Björn Örvar (ORF) and Dilip Mohite (DM...

Baltic Countries

12.09.2010

Vilnius/Waltham – Lab giant Thermo Fisher Scientific has completed its EUR212m cash takeover of Lithuania‘s largest lab tools provider Fermentas Inter­na­tional. Integration of the firm into Thermo Fisher’s Analytical...

Baltic Countries

08.09.2010

Riga – According to an announcement following a meeting of senior staff in mid-August, JCS Grindeks will collaborate in product development with the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (IOS). The collaboration will involve the...

Baltic Countries

09.07.2010

Riga – Latvian pharma manufacturing firm Grindeks has announced it will significantly increase revenues to EUR13.5m this year. Issued in mid-June, the prognosis was based on good sales in eastern European markets in the first...

Baltic Countries

02.07.2010

Vilnius/Waltham – The life sciences tools market is slowly being whittled down to a few major players. At the end of May, Lithuania’s largest lab supplier was the most recent target of an acquisition, when US lab giant Thermo...

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