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Johnson & Johnson to bag Crucell for $2.4 billion

08.10.2010

Leiden/New Brunswick – Johnson & Johnson will acquire all outstanding shares of Dutch Crucell N.V. for approximately EUR1.75 billion in a recommended cash tender offer, according to the companies. J&J said that it expects to maintain the existing facilities and jobs particularly those of the Crucell's senior management. J & J currently owns 17.9% of the antibody and vaccine developer’s outstanding shares. Under the terms of the agreement, Johnson & Johnson, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, will initiate a recommended public offer under Dutch law to purchase all outstanding ordinary shares of Crucell not already owned by Johnson & Johnson and its affiliates for euro 24.75 per share. The offer represents a premium of 58% over the closing price of euro 15.70 as of September 16, 2010 and a premium of 63% over the 30 day average of euro 15.20 as of September 16, 2010. In September 2009 J & J entered into an agreement with Crucell to develop a universal influenza monoclonal antibody and a universal flu vaccine for the treatment and prevention of influenza, as well as a long-term innovation collaboration for the development of monoclonal antibodies and/or vaccines directed against up to three other infectious and non-infectious disease targets.

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29.03.2012

Brussels – Promethera Biosciences has completed a Series B financing round, generating proceeds of €23.6m. The Belgian cell therapy company secured a capital increase of €17m from its new investors, among them the venture arms...

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19.03.2012

Leuven – Biopharmaceutical company ThromboGenics has entered into an agreement with Alcon Inc., a division of Novartis for the commercialisation of its product ocriplasmin in all markets outside the U.S. ThromboGenics said it...

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07.03.2012

Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics has announced a financial manoeuvre aimed at getting the biotech out of a hopeless situation. The assets and – more importantly – the liabilities of the drug developer will be acquired by a newly...

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20.02.2012

Amsterdam - Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics has announced a financial manoeuvre which is aimed to get the biotech out of a dead end. The assets and – more importantly – the liabilities of the drug developer will be acquired by...

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10.02.2012

Glasgow/Leuven - With a little help from the EU, two biotech companies are banding together to develop the first stem cell therapy against rheumatoid arthritis. UK-based Sistemic will work with TiGenix to develop the Belgian's...

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25.01.2012

Amsterdam – Two elephants in the biofuels business join forces. Dutch food and chemicals group Royal DSM and POET, LLC, a US-based ethanol producer, announced a plan to build a commercial cellulosic ethanol plant. POET–DSM...

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13.01.2012

Heerlen - Royal DSM N.V will be the industrial partner to the Panoptes consortium, which aims to develop novel drug delivery technology for the posterior eye segment. The four year project is supported by EUR4m in funding from...

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04.01.2012

Leiden - Dutch Pharming Group NV has taken a further step to secure sound financing even beyond the recent milestone payments. The drug developer announced that it has entered into a financing of approximately €8.4 million by...

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16.12.2011

Ghent – Just days after US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer pulled out of a rheumatoid arthritis pact with Ablynx NV, the Belgian biopharmaceutical company expanded its relationship with Merck Serono. Ablynx has now entered into a...

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