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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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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&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&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.

M&AFranceGermany

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.

BioeconomyBelgiumUK

30.06.2014 Building on a £1.2m financing round, Celtic Renewables partners with a Belgian pilot plant to bring its bio-fuel made from whisky production residue to an industrial scale.

ConventionEUUK

25.06.2014 Sun, celebrities and a scandal - the world’s largest biotech convention is getting off to an explosive start in San Diego, California.

InvestmentGermanyNetherlands

24.06.2014 Bayer Healthcare is getting back into gene therapy with a US$252m deal aimed at the development of a haemophilia A treatment.

InvestmentNetherlands

20.06.2014 Tomtom founder Pieter Geelen invests in Dutch biotech Ocello, the company behind a 3D mapping technology used for predicting drug behaviour in patients.

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TOP

  • DIAMYD MEDICAL -B- (S)3.26 SEK5.16%
  • OREXO (S)121.00 SEK4.54%
  • CO.DON (D)2.88 EUR4.35%

FLOP

  • ANTISOMA (UK)1.32 GBP-14.84%
  • XENETIC BIOSCIENCES (UK)6.00 GBP-14.29%
  • EPIGENOMICS (D)3.06 EUR-8.38%

TOP

  • CELLECTIS (F)13.54 EUR112.6%
  • SANTHERA (CH)68.40 CHF107.3%
  • ADDEX (CH)4.40 CHF101.8%

FLOP

  • THROMBOGENICS (B)8.51 EUR-51.5%
  • MERCK KGAA (D)63.98 EUR-50.3%
  • VERONA PHARMA (UK)1.15 GBP-45.2%

TOP

  • SANTHERA (CH)68.40 CHF3009.1%
  • GW PHARMACEUTICALS (UK)439.50 GBP835.1%
  • PAION (D)2.80 EUR324.2%

FLOP

  • CYTOS (CH)0.25 CHF-92.8%
  • EVOCUTIS (UK)0.21 GBP-92.6%
  • THROMBOGENICS (B)8.51 EUR-73.6%

No liability assumed, Date: 13.07.2014