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Best of 2012 Eurobiotechnews

21.12.2012 - At the end of the year eurobiotechnews.eu presents a brief statistics on the popular articles on biotech in 2012.

Here is the ranking of our most prominent news.

1. First gene therapy in Europe approved

2. GSK aquires Cellzome

3. UCB: Positive Phase III results with Cimzia

4. Sanofi: Timeout for Campath

5. EMA changes biosimilar rules

The top 5 of 2012's most-read articles all feature topics in medicine and pharmacology. However, EuroBiotechNews also reports about new developments in industrial and agricultural biotechnology as well as research politics in general. This is reflected by the most-read articles No. 8 and No. 11. Baltic biotech attracts investors is an exclusive conference report about the first Life Science Baltics conference. Study claims GMO cancer risk picks up one of the most controversial discussion in 2012: the safety of genetically modified maize.

We hope that you will join us again in 2013 as your source of breaking biotech news.

EuroBiotechNews wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We will be back with daily news and a packed calendar on Wednesday 2nd January.

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BusinessUKIreland

21.07.2014 Abbvie’s tenacious pursuit of British rival Shire is finally paying off: The two companies have unveiled their transatlantic merger worth £32bn (€40bn).

ResearchEUSwitzerland

17.07.2014 A trans-border, cross-disciplinary project that aims to model the human brain in a computer has drawn heavy criticism from scientists pledging to boycott the project.

MergerUK

16.07.2014 After rejecting three merger propositions from US competitor Abbvie, Shire has now given up resistance to the deal and is recommending a new and improved offer worth £31.3bn.

AcquisitionUKDenmarkSpainGermanyFrance

15.07.2014 British specialty pharma company Prostrakan is handing over £230m for Archimedes Pharma Limited, a company that brings its lead product Pecfent and its proprietary drug delivery technology platform into the deal.

FundingEU

11.07.2014 Among the seven newly launched Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI) of Horizon2020 are two with deep roots in biotech: IMI is going into its second round while the newly established Bio-based Industries partnership invests in bioeconomy.

Stock marketNetherlandsUKBelgium

10.07.2014 Not one but two biopharma companies are seeking entry into the stock market: After Abzena raised €25m in an IPO earlier this week, Argen-x has followed suit and sold shares worth €40m.

M and AUKIreland

08.07.2014 Abbvie is determined to bring home British rare disease specialist Shire in a merger worth £30.1bn (€37.9bn). So far, Shire has rejected all offers from the US company.

M and ASwitzerland

04.07.2014 Genentech, a member of Swiss Roche Group, is set to acquire US-biotech Seragon Pharmaceuticals Inc. With the move, Genentech will obtain the rights to investigational breast cancer treatments.

MandAFranceGermany

03.07.2014 Nicox S.A. is stretching beyond the European market: The French eye health specialist is set to acquire Aciex Therapeutics Inc., a US-based pharma company with several ophthalmic therapeutics nearing market maturity.

FinanceBelgium

01.07.2014 Belgian antibody specialist Ablynx has raised €41.7m through a private placement of new shares and plans on boosting their range of nanobodies in development.

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TOP

  • CHRONTECH PHARMA (S)0.08 SEK14.29%
  • PROTHENA PLC (IE)18.44 USD6.84%
  • WILEX (D)3.28 EUR5.47%

FLOP

  • ANTISOMA (UK)1.32 GBP-14.84%
  • XENETIC BIOSCIENCES (UK)6.00 GBP-14.29%
  • HYBRIGENICS (F)1.71 EUR-8.56%

TOP

  • WILEX (D)3.28 EUR349.3%
  • SANTHERA (CH)69.50 CHF114.8%
  • ADDEX (CH)4.21 CHF92.2%

FLOP

  • MERCK KGAA (D)63.45 EUR-51.0%
  • THROMBOGENICS (B)8.55 EUR-47.3%
  • VERONA PHARMA (UK)1.12 GBP-46.2%

TOP

  • SANTHERA (CH)69.50 CHF3410.1%
  • GW PHARMACEUTICALS (UK)415.25 GBP756.2%
  • SKYEPHARMA PLC (UK)260.00 GBP314.3%

FLOP

  • EVOCUTIS (UK)0.21 GBP-92.2%
  • CYTOS (CH)0.27 CHF-92.1%
  • THROMBOGENICS (B)8.55 EUR-72.5%

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